Tributes have flooded in around the world for Nawal El Saadawi, an Egyptian doctor, feminist and writer, who was a panel member in the 2010 Permanent People’s Tribunal on Sri Lanka which acknowledged the “importance of continuing investigation into the possibility of genocide”.
Nawal El Saadawi passed away aged 89-years-old, having been a prolific writer and campaigner throughout her life, speaking out against practices such as Female Genital Mutilation and gender-based oppression.
Journalists for Democracy Sri Lanka were amongst the many groups who paid tribute to El Saadawi, sending out a tweet earlier this week.
We are deeply saddened by the death of pioneering Egyptian feminist, legendary writer & activist Nawal El Saadawi, who served as a judge in the first international Peoples’ Tribunal on Sri Lanka (Dublin Tribunal) in January 2010. Rest in power! pic.twitter.com/LgUTXCQn3o
— JDS (@JDSLanka) March 21, 2021