Egyptian feminist writer Nawal Saadawi died Sunday at the age of 90 after a short illness.
Born on October 27, 1931, Saadawi was a writer, activist, physician, and psychiatrist.
Saadawi held the positions of Author for the Supreme Council for Arts and Social Sciences , Director-General of the Health Education Department at the Ministry of Health, Secretary-General of the Medical Association, and medical doctor at the University Hospital and Ministry of Health. She served as editor in chief of Health Magazine and editor of the Medical Association Magazine.
She founded the Health Education Association and the Egyptian Women Writers’ Association.
She was also the founder and president of the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association and co-founder of the Arab Association for Human Rights.
The late Saadawi was awarded honorary degrees abroad. In 2004, she won the North–South Prize from the Council of Europe. In 2005, she won the Inana International Prize in Belgium, and in 2012, the International Peace Bureau awarded her the Seán MacBride Peace Prize.