Nawal is a Cairo-born novelist and journalist. Passionate about exposing social injustices and government corruption, Nawal decided to pursue a career in journalism so as to raise public awareness to hidden problems. During one of her assignments, Nawal gained access to the Al Qanater Prison to interview a Lebanese woman who was imprisoned in Egypt for a drug related offence. She noticed the presence of children and was shocked to learn that the children live there with their inmate mothers. In 1990, Nawal founded a registered CO dedicated to improving the lives of female poverty prisoners and their children.

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There is a defining moment in the life of any human being, a touching and profound turning point that changes destinies and rearranges papers and priorities, and a moment you remember all your life because it represents the birth of a part of your destiny. I experienced that moment when I looked into the eyes […]

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