Tunisian blogger and Egyptian writer honoured in Dublin
Two Arab women, a Tunisian blogger and academic, and an Egyptian feminist writer, activist, physician and psychiatrist, have been awarded the Seán MacBride Peace Prize by the Geneva-based International Peace Bureau.
Lina ben Mhenni from Tunisia blogged under her own name before and after the 2011 revolution there. Since then she has continued to play a prominent role amongst Tunisia’s democracy activists, speaking out against continuing corruption in the regime.
Nawal el Sadaawi’s fiction and non-fiction political, economic, sexual, and religious oppression of women and the poor.
The award was presented in Dublin by President Michael D Higgins during the International Peace Bureau’s annual conference last weekend