“Women should be treated in a more humane way and not be hit by a man.”
Somaya Hussein, a supervisor at the Bedaya Association in Egypt, describes women as pillars of Egyptian society as they take care of the household and urges an end to violence against women.
“Women should be treated in a more humane way and not be hit by a man,” she says
Since popular uprisings swept across swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, women and their rights have become a hotly debated topic well beyond the region’s borders.
Much ink has been spilt on whether women have benefited from the uprisings. But what do women on the ground think?
“Women of the Revolution” is a Thomson Reuters Foundation project that seeks to hand women the microphone so they can speak for themselves.