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El Nadeem

El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence

The Cairo-based El Nadeem Centre is an independent Egyptian NGO founded in 1993 and dedicated to combating torture and providing support for its victims. The Centre provides medical care for victims of torture, takes their cases before various bodies and issues monthly summary reports on instances of torture, death and medical negligence in police custody in Egypt. The NGO also runs a program addressing violence against women which provides counseling along with two 24 hour hot-lines, and has worked to provide assistance for refugees.

A significant crackdown on civil society in Egypt has been taking place since 2014. HRDs face an extremely challenging situation due to restrictions imposed on civil society and peaceful public gatherings and protests, travel bans, the arrest and sentencing of HRDs, bloggers, journalists and protesters, as well as an ongoing smear campaign against human rights groups.