Dalia Ziada at the 2014 Geneva Summit for Human Rights

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Egyptian human rights activist Dalia Ziada spoke on women’s rights at yesterday’s 6th annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy.
The full speech is available on video here (at 37:00 minute mark):
Extracts:

  • “During Mubarak’s time women were only mentioned to decorate the regime. Under the Muslim Brotherhood, laws were made for early marriage for girls and genital mutilation.”
  • “Don’t let Egypt turn into another Syria, Libya, Yemen, work with individuals on the ground especially women and minorities…Find a way to understand what the people really want.”