The Kongra Star women’s movement has issued a statement on the passing away of feminist activist Nawal El Saadawi.
“As the women’s movement Kongra Star, we have received with great sadness the news of the passing of the Egyptian writer and feminist activist Nawal El Saadawi.
She was a symbol of the feminist struggle in Egypt defending human rights and women’s rights. She was a writer who spoke out against all forms of discrimination and defended women’s rights through her courageous books. She is the voice of a free woman. Because of her activism and the publication of her books like “Women and Sex”, she was arrested several times and also had problems in her professional life as a doctor. Nevertheless, she continued her struggle and founded the Arab Women Solidarity Association. She was tireless in her struggle and helped establish the Arab Foundation for Human Rights. Through her work and writings, she left behind a struggle for all women in the Middle East and worldwide.
Therefore, as Kongra Star, we offer our condolences to all women’s movements, free women and the Egyptian people, because she was the voice of a free woman. We have lost a woman who fought against all forms of slavery and the domineering and intolerant male mentality. But her spirit of struggle, her strength of resistance and her ideas live on. Her legacy of struggle and resistance is a path to be followed by all women who demand freedom.
Rest in peace and power.”