Hoda Elsadda

Interview: Hoda Elsadda: Biggest conflict facing Constituent Assembly is the violent rivalry in the streets, on TV and the sharp division of society

Interview: Hoda Elsadda: Biggest conflict facing Constituent Assembly is the violent rivalry in the streets, on TV and the sharp division of society

Daily News, 13 September 2013 Fady Ashraf Freedoms and Rights committee head in the Constituent Assembly, Hoda Elsadda, affirms that criminalisation of discrimination is a must You are known for your academic work concerning women, and your founding of (Women and Memory forum), what is the difference between academic work, since there is a belief that academic work does not change on-ground reality, and your work in the constituent assembly?
Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Women's Media Centre, 20 January 2012 By Hoda Elsadda January 25 marks the anniversary of the onset of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Here, Hoda Elsadda, an Egyptian women’s rights activist and professor at Cairo University, assesses women’s gains, potential losses and determination to move forward—as evidenced by last month’s 10,000-woman strong protest march. One year ago, the Egyptian people took to the streets demanding freedom, dignity and social justice. In 18 days full of sacrifice, solidarity and a touch of Egyptian humor, we succeeded in achieving what seemed to be impossible: the overthrow of the dictator, Mubarak.
Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Women's Media Centre, 20 January 2012 By Hoda Elsadda January 25 marks the anniversary of the onset of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Here, Hoda Elsadda, an Egyptian women’s rights activist and professor at Cairo University, assesses women’s gains, potential losses and determination to move forward—as evidenced by last month’s 10,000-woman strong protest march. One year ago, the Egyptian people took to the streets demanding freedom, dignity and social justice. In 18 days full of sacrifice, solidarity and a touch of Egyptian humor, we succeeded in achieving what seemed to be impossible: the overthrow of the dictator, Mubarak.
Dr. Hoda El Sadda Stands Up to Sexual Harassment

Dr. Hoda El Sadda Stands Up to Sexual Harassment

Cairo West, 6 March 2013 By Brian Wright Dr. Hoda El Sadda is a long-standing champion for women’s rights in Egypt and the Arab World, and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University. With degrees from both Cairo University and the American University, she taught Comparative Arabic Literature at Manchester University from 2005 to 2011. In the past, she has fought for changes in the country’s marriage laws and is currently the President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies and an active member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party.
Dr. Hoda El Sadda Stands Up to Sexual Harassment

Dr. Hoda El Sadda Stands Up to Sexual Harassment

Cairo West, 6 March 2013 By Brian Wright Dr. Hoda El Sadda is a long-standing champion for women’s rights in Egypt and the Arab World, and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University. With degrees from both Cairo University and the American University, she taught Comparative Arabic Literature at Manchester University from 2005 to 2011. In the past, she has fought for changes in the country’s marriage laws and is currently the President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies and an active member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party.
Egypt: the battle over hope and morale

Egypt: the battle over hope and morale

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 2 November 2011 The deliberate attempt to discredit women's rights by associating them with the ex- first lady Suzanne Mubarak is a key challenge for women's rights activists in Egypt, so too is the battle not to surrender to the prophets of doom and gloom, Hoda Elsadda tells Deniz Kandiyoti DK: As a women’s rights activist who was in Cairo during the momentous events of January 25th and has followed developments closely since, what do you see as the major gains of what you characterise as a “revolution”?
Narrating the Arab spring from within

Narrating the Arab spring from within

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 8 March 2012 What are the evolving narratives of the Arab Spring? Hoda Elsadda reports from a conference in Cairo examining the conflicting narratives of and about the Arab revolutions, and the geopolitics of these narratives. Conferences and symposia on the Arab Spring have been a defining feature of the past year in the Arab world and beyond. In February, Cairo University, The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, and the Women and Memory Forum, organized an international conference entitled: “Narrating the Arab Spring: New Questions, New Modes of Resistance and Activism, New Politics” in Cairo.
Narrating the Arab spring from within

Narrating the Arab spring from within

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 8 March 2012 What are the evolving narratives of the Arab Spring? Hoda Elsadda reports from a conference in Cairo examining the conflicting narratives of and about the Arab revolutions, and the geopolitics of these narratives. Conferences and symposia on the Arab Spring have been a defining feature of the past year in the Arab world and beyond. In February, Cairo University, The Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World, and the Women and Memory Forum, organized an international conference entitled: “Narrating the Arab Spring: New Questions, New Modes of Resistance and Activism, New Politics” in Cairo.
A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte

A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 3 April 2013 The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says Hoda Elsadda, The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at UN headquarters (4-15 March) which ended with an Agreed Conclusions was particularly eventful, with a group of countries, including Egypt, attempting to roll back some hard-won rights.
A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte

A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte

Open Democracy HODA ELSADDA 3 April 2013 The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says Hoda Elsadda, The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at UN headquarters (4-15 March) which ended with an Agreed Conclusions was particularly eventful, with a group of countries, including Egypt, attempting to roll back some hard-won rights.