THE MUSLIM SISTERHOOD - Egypt, 2012
Founded in Egypt in 1933, the Muslim Sisterhood is one of many groups that form the powerful and well-structured organization of the Muslim Brotherhood. Just a few days before the second round of the presidential election in 2012, the Islamist candidate who was then elected president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, was counting on the support of the women's wing of the organization. Close to 800,000 'sisters' had been mobilized during the campaign. (Part of the reportage: assignment for the Financial Times Weekend Magazine)
Manar, a Sister, has just been married in El Rahman El Rahim Mosque, in Abbasseya, Cairo, Egypt. July 14th, 2012.
A young boy attends a only-women meeting with his mother in Al Saf village on Wednesday 13th, it was organized by the Muslim Sister. Al Saf, Egypt. June 2012.
Sister Rhada’s daughter protests against the former Prime Minister of Mubarak, Ahmed Shafik, who is currently in the run-off against Mohamed Morsi for the Presidency. The demonstration was in front of the Cairo airport, a project headed by Ahmed Shafik that is the currently at the the centre of much controversy. Cairo, Egypt. June 11th, 2012.
Omaima Kamel, 51 years old, one of the 17 advisors of the President Mohamed Morsi, poses in her apartment in Moqattam district in Cairo. Egypt, October 2012.
Two ladies leave a school in the rural village of Al Saf, south of Cairo where a meeting with local women, organized by the Muslim Sisters, took place. Egypt, June 13th, 2012.
Rhada, a 40-year-old Muslim Sister, points as she explains the rules of working on the spot to a group of young Muslim Sisters. The group, more accustomed to rallying in Cairo’s more affluent Nasr City district, is preparing to hand out leaflets about Mohammad Morsi on the streets of El Taba, one of Cairo’s poorer neighborhoods. El Taba, Cairo. Egypt, June 2012.
Sondos Asem, 25 years old, poses in her parents' house in Dreamland, a compound in the 6th October area in Cairo. Sondos is senior editor of the Muslim Brotherhood's site Ikhwan Web. Cairo, Egypt. October 2012.
Freedom and Justice Party headquarters in Giza. Cairo, Egypt. October 2nd, 2012.
Students in Ain Shams University, Cairo. Egypt, October 2012.
Twins Rawan and Rawda are among the youngest in the Nasr City's Muslim Sisters group. Cairo, June 10th, 2012.
Two Muslim sisters, Dr Kamel (left) and Dr Heba (right) , rest before lunch at a meeting with women in the rural village of Al Saf, in the South of Cairo. Dr Omaima’s laptop is covered with a campaign sticker for Dr Mohamed Morsi, that was chairman and Presidential candidate for the Freedom and Justice Party, a political party founded by the Muslim Brotherhood. Morsi is now the President of Egypt. Al Saf village, Egypt. June 13th, 2012
Muslim Sisters from the Nasr City group leave El Taba quarter, where they were talking to people in the streets, canvassing for votes for Dr Mohammad Morsi. Cairo, Egypt. June 2012.
Salwa Abdel Wahab, 39 years old, is a human development trainer; she has two children. Salwa has been engaged in the Muslim Brotherhood organisation for twenty years. Here she poses in Amal Abdel El-Karim's apartment in Doqqi district - Amal is in charge of the women section of FJP in Giza. Cairo, Egypt. October 2012.
Nosayba Ashraf, 30 years old, is the Head of Research unit in the Foreign Relation comittee in FJP. Nosayba is part of the Muslim Brotherhood since she was 17; she has two children. Here she poses in Amal Abdel El-Karim's apartment in Doqqi district - Amal is in charge of the women section of FJP in Giza. Cairo, Egypt. October 2012.
Two women prepare food and drink for the Muslim Sisters during their meeting at the school in Al Saf village, South of Cairo. Egypt, June 2012.
Manar, a Sister, takes pictures with two friends following her wedding in El Rahman El Rahim Mosque, in Abbasseya, Cairo, Egypt. July 14th, 2012.
Maryam, a young Sister, stands in front of a field in a rural village with a woman from the area. Egypt, June 2012.
A young girl attends a meeting in Al Saf village on Wednesday 13th, it was organized by the Muslim Sister. Al Saf, Egypt. June 2012.
A woman reads during a multimedia lecture by Dr Manal Abul Hassan, in FJP headquarters in Downtown, Cairo. Egypt, October 2012.