Statement on Egyptian Travel Ban of Human Right Defender Azza Soliman

  • November 19, 2016

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

  • November 9, 2015

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.

IWHC Supporters Surrounded by Art, Inspired by Activism

  • April 9, 2015

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.

Why Is Egypt Prosecuting Human Rights Defenders?

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.

Women’s Rights March in Egypt Becomes Target of Heckling, Violence

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…