The Arab Spring revolutions that swept the Middle East in early 2011 established the power of social media in facilitating speedy and far reaching means for collective activism. Yet the very same revolutions also demonstrated that the real power is human power. During these revolutions, the world witnessed courageous Arab women and men, who stood side by side, protesting for their rights. As Nahed Eltantawy claims, the Arab Spring brought world recognition and respect to the women of the region and infused them with courage and empowerment to claim their rights. An inspiring and explorative article based on cases.
Keywords: Egypt, women, activism, sexual harassment, violence, empowerment, social media, Arab Spring, non-violent resistance, graffiti