Azza Soliman (Egypt)

Egypt / Stories / 14 jul 2017

Every day, Azza Soliman risks her own safety and freedom to defend those who have faced abuse in Egypt.

She bravely speaks out for women's rights in Egypt and supports survivors of domestic violence, rape, incest and honour crimes. She co-founded the Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance to give much-needed legal aid to women in marginalised communities.

Because of her courageous and selfless work, Azza has been targeted with smear campaigns and government surveillance. Recently, Azza was arrested and interrogated. She's also been banned from travel and her assets have been frozen.

Find out more about Azza's story and that of fellow human rights defender, Mozn Hassan, in the below video: