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In Egypt, Fighting for Women's Futures

Azhar and her 12-year-old daughter,Shayma, in their home

Azhar Hamdy was desperate. A divorced mother in Egypt’s poorest governorate, she believed the only way to give her daughters a better life was to marry them off young. But she was wrong. This is her story.

This Stops Now: How a Girl’s Outrage Inspired Her Life’s Work

“There was a scandal,” says Reem Mehanna, remembering the International Conference on Population and Development in her native Egypt. “It revolved around the release of a documentary about female genital mutilation.”

Country: Egypt
Focus Area: Advocacy

Opportunity Now: Jobs & Health for Women in Egypt

In 2011, Pathfinder launched the Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas project. Last week, Pathfinder Project Director, Reem Mehanna, sat down to share an update. Read why she says FORSA is a “women’s project” and why it couldn’t have come at a better time.


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