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Reda El Danbouki

Reda El Danbouki

HRD, Executive Director
Women's centre for guidance and legal awareness
The Clarion Project - Article

Reda el-Danbouki is an Egyptian lawyer and human rights defender, as well as the executive director of the Women's centre for guidance and legal awareness. He advocates for the rights of women and children, including campaigning against the practice of female genital mutilation in Egypt.

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.