Fatima Ramadan is a researcher on labor issues. She has authored many articles and papers on the evolution of Egypt’s labor movement, unions, and social protests. She has published articles in Arabic newspapers and online about the independent union movement and its relationship to Egypt’s political sphere. She is currently the director of the women’s political participation program at the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance. Before that, Ramadan worked at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights. She is also a labor activist and a founding member of the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions, and served as a member of its executive board until 2014. She also contributed to establishing workers’ solidarity committees prior to the January 2011 revolution.