Doaa el-Adl

Egyptian cartoonist

Doaa el-Adl (Arabic: دعاء العدل) is an Egyptian cartoonist. She was named one of the 100 most "inspirational and influential women" in the 2016 BBC 100 Women initiative.[1]


Doaa el-Adl draws cartoons about controversial subjects like child brides and female genital mutilation.[2][3]

Doaa worked as a cartoonist for the Egyptian newspaper Al-Dustour, the magazine Rose al-Yūsuf, Sabah El Kheir magazine, and the magazines Qatr El Nada, Alaa-El Din, and Bassem. Her cartoons now appear in the newspaper Al Masry Al Youm (Egypt Today).[4]


  • Award of Journalistic Distinction in Caricature (2009)[4]


  1. "13 Arab women are in BBC's '100 Women 2016', get to know them". Step Feed. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  2. "Satirical cartoonists who dare speak truth to Africa's power; from Gado, 'Z', Papo, Doaa El Adl, Tayo, Zapiro..." 15 January 2015.
  3. "North African cartoonists fight back against male guardianship". 30 November 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Egyptian Cartoonist Doaa El Adl on Critizing Genital Mutilation and Politicians - Sampsonia Way Magazine". Retrieved 24 December 2016.