Shahira Amin is a highly esteemed and courageous Egyptian whistle-blower who has dedicated her life to tell the truth and promote gender equality despite intimidations and smear-campaigns. She’s one of the six founders of UMWE (Union of Media Women Egypt) that was established one year ago, in March 2015. It has been nominated for this year’s BMW Foundation of “responsible leaders”.
The Egyptian cultural scene is alive and thriving. Books are being translated and written like never before. Through literature, poetry, painting and rap people express their inner thoughts and dreams. Women take a large and active part in this silent but expressive revolution.