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WCGLA

WCGLA

Women's Centre for Guidance and Legal Awareness
Women's rights organisation

The Women's Centre for Guidance and Legal Awareness (WCGLA) is an Egyptian NGO that works to promote women's rights, enhance the participation of women in society, and combat violence against women.

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.