Who Will Defend Egypt’s Human Rights Defenders?

In late May, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi enacted a law imposing strict regulations on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), accelerating Egypt’s on-going crackdown on human rights and civil society. This law, in short, will mean the end of some of Egypt’s leading NGOs, including those working to advance the rights of women and girls.

The law places all civil society operations, funding, and activities under the authority of a new government entity, the “National Authority for the Regulation of Non-Governmental Foreign Organizations.

Read the full article at openDemocracy.net.

Shena Cavallo

Shena Cavallo

Program OfficerIWHC

Shena provides strategic and administrative support to identify and strengthen IWHC grantee partner organizations worldwide. Prior to joining IWHC, she worked at The Hispanic Center, providing career counseling services to immigrants and refugees. @ShenaCavallo | View Full Bio

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