“I have been bullied and threatened but I will not be intimidated by them.I will fight the
Muslim Brotherhood until each and everyone of them are put in jail.”
Those were the words of Mervat, one of a number of women who have empowered themselves to speak out and take action amidst the political and economical turmoil facing Egypt. She frequents Tahrir square, leading protests and rallies and putting her own safety at risk.
Following the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, executive power was assumed by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which dissolved the parliament, and suspended the constitution.
In 2012, presidential elections resulted in the election of Mohammed Morsi as Egypt's fifth President. Since then, the economy has worsened, tourism declined, unemployment is soaring and women’s freedom and rights are at risk. This series show the many faces that are leading the charge to push for the change that many Egyptians have been longing for.