El Saadawi: Women's rights do not come from government
The Egyptian writer and activist Dr Nawal El Saadawi says women need to fight for their rights on a global scale, rather than waiting for governments to make changes.
She told BBC Hardtalk's Zeinab Badawi: "I don't believe that the rights of women come from the government, from any government. I believe that women gain their rights by their own efforts."
Dr El Saadawi is a leading Egyptian feminist. She was banned from speaking in the Egyptian media and imprisoned under the government of President Sadat for her views.