Protests sweeping Egypt have done more than raise hopes of democratic change. Egypt’s women are hoping this might mark the start of a new era for them as well. Women have been on the frontlines of the demonstrations, braving tear gas and gunfire, to call for the unseating of President Hosni Mubarak. They helped with organization of security at the protests, and they say their presence earned them unaccustomed respect of Egyptian men.
Doha Al Zohairy is a journalist in Cairo, Egypt. This video was uploaded to YouTube on 2 February 2011.
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