Mozn Hassan and Nazra for Feminist Studies receive the “Right Livelihood” Award

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The “Right Livelihood” Award, known as the Alternative Nobel prize was awarded to Nazra for Feminist Studies. Feminist activist and woman human rights defender Mozn Hassan and Nazra received this award for the work they conducted on several issues… Read More

PROMINENT HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION PIONEERED BY WHRDS FACES THREAT OF CLOSURE

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El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation for Victims of Violence and Torture is a prominent human rights organization which, since 1993, is providing support to torture victims and families of those who were subject to enforced disappearances in… Read More

WHRDIC urges Egyptian authorities to drop charges against Azza Soliman

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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition is alarmed that the Prosecutor General at the Qasr El Nile Prosecution Office in Cairo has rejected appeals for lawyer and woman human rights defender Azza Soliman to be listed as… Read More

WHRDIC condemns killing of Shaimaa ElSabbagh

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The Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition condemns the killing of prominent woman human rights defender Shaimaa Sabry Ahmed El Sabbagh who was shot in downtown Cairo while participating in a peaceful protest to commemorate the martyrs of… Read More

Watch the Conversation with Arab WHRDs!

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On Thursday, 20 November at 4 pm GMT leading Arab women human rights defenders Alaa Murabit (Libya), Sally Zohney (Egypt) and Atiaf Al-Wazir (Yemen) spoke at a web forum about the human rights situation in their region. Watch… Read More

Free Egyptian Women Human Rights Defenders

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In the lead up to the October 11th trial of seven Egyptian women human rights defenders (WHRDs), who have been detained since June 21, 2014 on charges of violating Egypt’s strict Protest and Public Assembly Law, over 220… Read More

Defender Mahienour El-Massry released

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On 21 September 2014 Ms. Mahienour El-Massry was released following the decision of the Alexandria Appeals Court to suspend her sentence after accepting her lawyer’s request to suspend her sentence. The Manshia Misdemeanor Court in Alexandria had originally… Read More

Coalition condemns arrest of WHRDs in Cairo

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The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) condemns the arrest of seven women human rights defenders in Cairo on 21st June 2014. Yara Sallam, Sanaa Seif, Hanan Mustafa Mohamed, Salwa Mihriz, Samar Ibrahim, Nahid Sherif (known as… Read More