Today marks the three-month anniversary of January 25th in Egypt—the initial day of protests that resulted in the Egyptian Revolution that overturned long-time dictator Hosni Mubarak. Since the Revolution, youth activist have served as an ever-present force in keeping the Egyptian army’s transitional powers transparent, hosting weekly demonstrations in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and lobbying relentlessly on a wide range of topics.
In the greater regional context of the Arab Spring, many Egyptian activists have broadened their advocacy on behalf of other youth movements still struggling for reform. In the past month alone, Egyptian youth organizers have held solidarity protests on behalf of their counterparts in Bahrain, Libya, Syria, and Yemen.
Egypt’s 24-year-old Noha Awegi describes the contagious momentum of the Arab Spring among youth activists throughout the region. Photographs are from April’s youth-led protests in solidarity with the people of Libya, Syria, and Yemen.