Last Sunday, a human tide gathered in Tahir square called for the resignation of the President of Egypt, Mohamed Mursi, during a demonstration in which a girl was born and her mother, an activist, decided to baptize her as Tamarod (rebellion), in honor to the female fight.
Two years and half after, these claims for democratic reforms continue to bring attention, but now with a strong feminine presence, since Egyptian women decided to maintain their incondicional support to protests that since 2011 summoned thousands to the squares around the country.
“Egyptian women in 2013 are more active on social networks, demonstrations and social justice movements in general. The revolution showed them that there was a world of possibilities for them,”said to the newspaper La Nation, Tatiana Philiptchenko, a Canadian documentarian who resided in the Middle East and worked in Egypt after the Arab spring to publish the book ‘ Fearless: Egyptian Women of the Revolution’.
The female voice continues to gain ground, and rumbles with force, since the “Arab spring” arrived in Cairo, and even more since the first government democratically elected (the one of President Morsi) decided not to attend their claims even reducing the rights of women.
Because of this, gender equality has sought to win its space and be visible from that January, when the number of Protestant women, was almost equal to that of men, and they will remain in the fight until their rights are irecognized.