The Madarak Center for the Right to Knowledge has created an online museum to celebrate women who participated in the Egyptian uprising. Tha2era, Arabic for "Rebel," thoroughly documents the female revolutionaries and aims to tell their stories, their struggles, and their accomplishments.
Through a series of photographs, videos, interviews, artwork and other tools, the website aims to showcase the numerous ways women actively participated in the uprising and it also aims to be an interactive open platform to discuss the most important problems and issues of women in Egypt and the Arab world.
The website was created with the help of 20 contributors in different fields such as photography, videography and artists.
Yasmine Ibrahim, a women's rights activist and founder of the website, said that contributions were not just limited to the first 18 days of the revolution and explained that the team are currently working to document the participation of women in June 30 demonstrations, among others.
"We are keen on documenting the participation of women in all stages of the revolution and the figures, where the museum includes pictures of women during the events of Maspero and Mohamed Mahmoud and others," Ibrahim told Aswat Masriya .
Furthermore, Tha2era is just the start of a larger project as it is, essentially, designed to research, compile, and maintain the role of women in the Egyptian society.
"By using digital and interactive technology, we want to have the opportunity to connect with a wider and diverse audience," the website says.
"We want to present positive role models to break the stereotypical and traditional roles within the community."