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Hoda Shaarawi

Birth:1879

Death:1947

An Egyptian feminist. Sha'rawi was involved in active movement for national independence from 1919 to 1922. She was the President of the Women's Central Committee of the nationalist Wafd party and founded L'Egyptian a monthly journal, serving the feminist cause in 1925. She also organised boycotts of British goods. She founded al Ittihad al-Nidar-al Misri (Egyptian feminist union) a year after independence in 1923 and became its president. Sha'rawi Huda opened Darul Taaawun al Islahi, a centre for crafts training for girls in 1924.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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