People

Lina Ben Mhenni – The blogger of the Jasmine revolution

28-year-old Lina Ben Mhenni is a cyberactivist and teaching assistant in Linguistics at the University of Tunis. With her blog "A Tunisian Girl", she became one of the most prominent and courageous bloggers in the Arab world.

Her strong criticism of the regime's repressions and the posting of photos and video footage showing the brutality of security forces during the uprisings made her the "voice of the Jasmine Revolution".

Dr. Aida Seif El Dawla – Egyptian activist against torture and violence

57-year-old Dr. Seif El Dawla is Professor of Psychiatry at Ain Shams University. For over three decades, she has been fighting for women's rights and against torture and violence in Egypt.

Her biggest accomplishment to date is founding the El Nadim Center for the Psychological Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence. The organization provides support to all victims of torture and violence. It also enables her and her team of women volunteers to raise awareness of the crimes and to bring those responsible to justice.

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