10 MOST POWERFUL AND INFLUENTIAL ANCIENT WOMEN THAT RESHAPED AFRICA.

9. HUDA SHARAAWI
Huda Sharaawi was an Egyptian Feminist leader and Nationalist. She was the founder of the Egyptian feminist union.
In 1910, she opened a school, girls where she taught academic subjects, other than midwifery and homemaking.
Huda was born into a wealthy family, her father, Mohammed Sultan was the president of the Egyptian Representative council. At age 13, she was married off to her cousin.

She is best known for unveiling herself publicly and refusing the harem culture after the death of her husband. She wrote poetry in Arabic and French. One of her famous actions was her movement against the restrictions of women’s movements and the segregation of girls and women from men.

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