I am Rasha Takieldin, a Professor of Private International Law. I have been working in the legal field for 25 years. I worked as an advisor to the Egyptian Parliament and as a member of the Legislative Committee of the National Council for Egyptian Women. I received the Abdel Hamid Shoman Award for Young Arab Researchers as the first Arab woman in the field of legal and Sharia studies in 2009.
Egypt faces challenges in promoting gender equality in the legal field, with only two female deans in the history of law schools and a low percentage of women in judicial positions, particularly in the ordinary judiciary. Law professors play a crucial role in supporting and encouraging women students to pursue careers in law, and organizations like Women in Law highlight successful models for advancing women’s representation in the field.