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1/. This week we bid goodbye to two human rights heroes

Ystdy, we learned of the sudden death of Prof Christof Heyns (62), a giant of intnl human rights law

Last weekend, Nawal El Saadawi (89), Egyptian feminist, writer & campaigner who fought against patriarchy & poverty, died
2/. “He was a deeply moral man. His life was one of consequence & meaning, in which he used his energy to turn human wrongs into human rights,” @UPTuks

His father, theologian Johan Heyns, who once described apartheid as a sin, was assassinated in 1994. amnesty.org/en/latest/news…
3/. "Feminism isn’t a Western invention. Feminism wasn’t invented by American women. It’s embedded in the culture & in the struggle of all women all over the world" #NawalElSaadawi to @krishgm in 2018 #MeToo #TimesUp #IstanbulConvention #WomensHistoryMonth
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The four times I met Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, she terrified and thrilled me. She spoke the truth and "the truth is savage and dangerous."

She was savage and dangerous, and feminism has to be savage and dangerous.

My new essay. feministgiant.com/p/essay-nawal-… #NawalElSaadawi
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The 1st time I "met" Nawal, she was on a documentary film on our TV set in London in 1980: an Egyptian woman with bright white hair who owned her power and spoke with absolute confidence in her words. An Egyptian man criticised her, complaining she was ruining Egypt’s reputation.
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New essay: the feminist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi died last Sunday at the age of 89. I wrote about the times I met her, what I learned, and the impact of her work.

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Since Nawal died, I've spoken to media outlets in Nigeria, South Africa, the UK and the US and I joined six other feminists from our region to speak with a Lebanese feminist about her and pay our tributes. Here are the links I have: This is @nprweekend npr.org/2021/03/27/981…
And this is BBC Radio 4's Last Word #NawalElSaadawi bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00…
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