Egyptian human rights activist, journalist and author GIHAN ABOU ZEID is an authority on women’s rights in the Arab world. She was part of the revolution of 2011 that brought millions of people to Tahrir Square. Gihan is the managing editor for the magazine Politics and Religion and writes for the Qatari newspaper Al Arab. She is developing a regional strategy for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on cooperation between UN agencies and faith-based organizations. Gihan served 9 years as vice president of the NGO’s Forum for Women in Development, and was a policy adviser for the Ministry of Family and Population in Egypt.