Award Name : Sakharov Prize
Year of Award : 2011
Award for : Human Rights
Location : Cairo, Al Qāhirah, Egypt
Asmaa Mahfouz (born 1 February 1985) is an Egyptian activist and one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement.She has been credited by journalist Mona Eltahawy and others with helping to spark mass uprising through her video blog posted one week before the start of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. She is a prominent member of Egypt's Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution and one of the leaders of the Egyptian revolution.In 2011,she was awarded the Sakharov Prize jointly along with four others for his and their contributions to "historic changes in the Arab world".