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Women lead the way in Sinai hike

A new hiking initiative in Egypt's Sinai governorate, where hikes are led by local Bedouin women, creates new opportunities and showcases compelling narratives.

Umm Yasser, a Bedouin woman from Egypt’s Hamada tribe, remembers the difficulties of growing up in a cave in a mountain in Wadi Sehia, a valley in South Sinai.

More than three decades later, Umm Yasser revisited the cave that she lived in as a child with her mother — this time in the company of 15 women of seven different nationalities who hiked in Sinai between March 29-31. What makes this hike special is that local Bedouin women — including Yasser — lead it.

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