This text explores how some women’s rights agendas in Egypt have been silenced and how women’s participation in the recent revolutions does not necessarily mean women will gain more power or that politics will be more inclusive of women’s rights.

This text has been adapted from a chapter by Mariz Tadros in the book ‘Voicing Demands: Feminist Activism in Transitional Contexts’ edited by Sohela Nazneen and Mahee Sultan (2014), published by Zed Books Ltd, Chapter 6, pages 187-218.