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Egyptian and Algerian Women, the Delicate Balance Between Tradition and Modernity
Sixty years have passed since the first Egyptian woman dared to defy tradition by removing her veil and casting it into the sea. This woman who shocked public opinion then was Huda Sha'rawi, one of the early leaders of the Women's Movement in Egypt, who formed the Union of Egyptian Women (Al Ittihad Al Nisa'i) in 1922.
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