Doria Shafik was born in Tanta, on 14th December in 1908. She was a feminist, philosopher, poet and editor, and one of the principle leaders of the women’s liberation in Egypt.
Shafik studied in a French mission school, in Paris. At sixteen she became the youngest Egyptian to earn the French baccalaureate degree. After she finished her career she returned to Egypt.
In 1951 she decided to create the first female military unity which brought together 2000 women, to prepare them for the front. Doria was a role model for women to follow.
By Zineb El Haddad and Fatima.