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Shrouk El-Attar is an electronics design engineer who was born in Egypt and has been living in the United Kingdom as a refugee since 2007. She is an activist for refugee rights in the UK, and for LGBT rights in her native Egypt.

Growing up in Egypt music and dance were part of everyday life.

Shrouk performs as a belly dancer in an act called "Dancing Queer", to raise funds for legal defence fees for LGBT people in Egypt, and to help with relocation for those persecuted and at risk because of their gender or sexuality.

Shrouk was one of the women chosen by the BBC in 2018 as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in the World, and was selected by the Institution of Engineering and Technology as a 2021 Young Woman Engineer of the Year.


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