The International Women’s Health Coalition urges the government of Egypt to cease its harassment of women’s human rights defenders and civil society organizations, and to immediately halt its intimidation of Ms. Soliman.
November 19, 2016 The International Women’s Health Coalition denounces the travel ban issued against Azza Soliman, renowned Egyptian lawyer, women’s human rights defender and chair of the board of trustees of the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA), an organization providing legal assistance to disadvantaged Egyptian women. Ms. Soliman was on her way to…
International Women’s Health Coalition Calls on Egypt to Release Investigative Journalist and Human Rights Defender
One of Egypt’s most well-known and respected investigative journalists and human rights defenders, Hossam Bahgat, was detained by the Egyptian military on November 8 and remains in custody.
On March 11, 2015, more than 70 IWHC supporters and partners gathered to hear three women speak about their activism in Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Egypt.
Last week the Egyptian government suddenly decided to prosecute one of the world’s most ardent human rights defenders, Azza Soliman, for denouncing police brutality. Voices like hers cannot be silenced.
Numerous news outlets today have covered the infuriating story that a march for women’s rights in Egypt became a site of confrontation, heckling, and even abuse. As reported by the Associated Press: “A protest by hundreds of Egyptian women demanding equal rights and an end to sexual harassment turned violent Tuesday when crowds…