Former First Lady of Egypt
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Jehan Sadat was the first wife of a Muslim leader to have her photograph in the newspaper, to travel outside her country and to take up public causes. After the assassination of her husband, President Anwar Sadat, in 1981 by followers of Osama bin Laden, Mrs. Sadat continued her life-long work for world peace and the
emancipation of women. An internationally renowned speaker, holder of a doctorate from Cairo University and mother of four, Mrs. Sadat is also the author of a best-selling autobiography,
A Woman of Egypt.