The European Feminist Initiative network, the Macedonian Antico association, the Arab Women’s Solidarity Association (AWSA), the Organization for the Freedom of Women in Iraq, the International League of Women for Peace and Liberty, the associations ACT and HEYA, and Foundation for Women in Egypt together organized an international conference “Women in the 21st century –Feminist Alternatives”. This conference took place in Cairo in December 2010 to coincide with the 8th conference of ASWA.
ASWA was founded by the Egyptian feminist Nawal el Saadaoui, who has inspired, like Simone de Beauvoir, a large number of Arab feminists.
The conference provided theorists and women’s rights defenders from the Mediterranean region and elsewhere a place to exchange experiences and discuss peace, justice, and gender equality as a prerequisite for democracy and development.

Aswa - Nawal El Saadaoui Conference