She is a Woman of the Year because: “In Cairo’s Tahrir Square, women and men stood shoulder to shoulder, demanding freedom and their rights. Women like Esraa insist the genie cannot be put back in the bottle.”
—Christiane Amanpour, who covered the protests in Egypt for ABC News
This quote about Fattah, said by a news anchor covering the protest in Egypt, puts into words how her efforts have released a powerful movement throughout Egypt that was constantly gaining followers and support.
As I was doing research about Esraa Abdel Fattah, I came across countless articles praising her bravery and naming her as Egypt’s icon for modern revolution. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, has conducted countless print and TV interviews, and as seen in the article below, was named one of Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year” in 2011. The article presents how Fattah has also served as a role model for women.