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Eman Al-Helw

Eman Al-Helw


Eman Al-Helw is a human rights defender who promotes the rights of trans people in Egypt. Her work focuses on raising awareness about trans people’s rights in workshops and on social media.


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.