Front Line Defenders
Standing up for Mozn Hassan
On 27 June 2016, the General Prosecutor ordered a travel ban against Mozn Hassan, in relation to the case commonly known as “the NGO Foreign Funding Case”. In 2011 the Egyptian government began to look into the foreign funding and registration of civil society organisations under Law 84, a draconian law which imposes unduly restrictions on civil society operations. Travel bans are routinely invoked by the government to suppress dissenting voices and attempt to silence the women’s rights movement in Egypt, amongst others.
Sign this petition, launched by Nazra for Feminist Studies, to ask the Egyptian government to stop the targeting and harassment of Mozn Hassan and all others due to their legitimate and peaceful human rights advocacy.
Mozn Hassan is an Egyptian human rights defender and the Executive Director of Nazra for Feminist Studies, a group that aims to build an Egyptian feminist movement and supports women human rights defenders through legal and psychological interventions. Mozn has extensively worked on numerous feminist issues in Egypt and the Middle East since 2001 including violence against women in the public space.
In nearly a decade of defending her community’s land and rivers from corporate destruction, Honduran woman Ms. Ana Mirian Romero has endured armed raids, physical assault, death threats, and personal defamation campaigns. On 10 June 2016, former President of Ireland, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, Mrs. Mary Robinson, presented Ana Mirian with the 2016 Front Line Defenders Award.