Mozn Hassan

Activist Type
Women's Rights

Mozn Hassan is an Egyptian feminist activist and human rights defender who gained prominence as a powerful advocate for women's rights during the 2011 Egyptian revolution, shedding light on the widespread sexual assaults faced by women protesters. She co-founded Nazra for Feminist Studies, an organization that documented human rights violations during the uprising, particularly the alarming number of sexual assaults on female demonstrators. In addition to documenting these abuses, Mozn Hassan and Nazra coordinated efforts to provide survivors with medical, psychological, and legal support. Nazra also engaged in various programs, such as mentoring young women in politics and supporting female candidates in elections across Egypt. However, their work was met with opposition from the Egyptian government, resulting in sanctions against Hassan from 2016 to 2021, including a travel ban and asset freeze. In recognition of her outstanding efforts, Mozn Hassan was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2016. 

Artwork by
Oliver Mettle

As an activist, Mozn Hassan fiercely challenges the mistreatment and abuse of women in Egypt. Her unbending will and focus through turmoil and government sanctions inspired me greatly. Pictured breaking through slabs of Egypt's national colors, Mozn breaks a cycle of violence and discrimination towards women — pushing Egypt toward a brighter tomorrow through action and advocacy.



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