The widow of the late Egyptian president and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Anwar Sadat, Jehan Sadat is an eloquent spokesperson and activist for women's rights, literacy, and humanitarian causes worldwide. She was responsible for the Egyptian civil rights laws which expanded rights for women, founded the Arab-African Women's League, and has continued her late husband's quest for peace. At the age of 40, Sadat entered Cairo University, earning her B.A. degree in Arabic Literature four years later and graduating at the top of her class. She has since earned both an M.A. degree (in 1980) and a Ph.D. degree (1986) from Cairo University and has been a Lecturer in Arabic Literature. Dr. Sadat has received 18 honorary doctoral degrees and a number of prestigious international awards, including the UNICEF's Children's Champion Award.
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