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Magda Adly

Magda Adly

El Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture

We are in a painful situation. The government uses all possible methods to stop us.

Magda Adly is the Director of the Nadeem centre and coordinator of the programme to support women victims of violence. The Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture, established in 1993, is the only specialist clinic in Egypt that is dedicated to treating victims of torture and trauma. It provides support and resources to victims of police violence and sexual violence, as well as their families. It also organises awareness campaigns and it documents cases of ill-treatment, torture and death inside jails or police stations.

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.