Dr. Fawzia Abdel Sattar, a prominent Egyptian jurist and politician, has left an indelible mark on the legal and academic landscape of Egypt. Her journey of remarkable achievements and groundbreaking milestones began with the completion of her doctorate in criminal law with honors in 1967.
As a trailblazer, Dr. Fawzia became the first woman professor of criminal law in Egypt, serving as a beacon of inspiration for generations to come. Her dedication to education extended to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the Police Academy, where she became the first woman to teach from 1980 to 2010.
In 1988, she became the first Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law, showcasing her exceptional leadership and expertise. Additionally, in 1990, she made history as the first Head of the Criminal Law Department and the first female legal advisor to Cairo University.
Her influence and impact reached the realm of politics as well. From 1990 to 1995, Dr. Fawzia served as the first woman President of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, leaving an indelible imprint on the country's legislative landscape. Her expertise in this field was further recognized as she assumed the role of Rapporteur of the Legislative Committee of the National Council for Women.
Dr. Fawzia's contributions to academia and the legal sphere have garnered widespread recognition and acclaim. She was honored with the Cairo University Appreciation Award in 2001 and the State Appreciation Award in 2002, testament to her exceptional achievements and dedication to her field. Furthermore, she was chosen as the ideal mother of Cairo University in 2007-2008, a testament to her nurturing spirit and commitment to supporting and inspiring others. In March 2019, Dr. Fawzia Abdel Sattar received a well-deserved tribute from His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who honored her as one of the honorable female models during the celebration of Egyptian women and ideal mothers.