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Mona Eltahawy

Award-winning columnist

Mona Eltahawy

Award-winning columnist and international public speaker

Award-winning columnist and international public speaker on global feminism. Based in Cairo and New York City, Mona is the author of just published Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. She was on the front lines of clashes between police and protesters in Tahrir Square when she was detained outside the Interior Ministry for 12 hours and violently assaulted by police. She was saved by her smartphone and will speak about the power of technology in the hands of women. She is a contributor to the New York Times opinion pages and several other publications and she is a regular guest analyst on television and radio shows.