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…