Celebrating Women in Health and Human Rights

March is Women’s History Month: 31 days to celebrate the contributions of women throughout the ages. Unfortunately, the stories of too many influential women have been lost to time. In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8 and Women’s History Month, PHR is profiling extraordinary women who have made an impact in the movement […]

March 8, 2021

Egypt Is Jailing Health Workers for Voicing COVID-19 Concerns

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Egypt, Egyptian authorities have waged a campaign of intimidation, harassment, and detention against medical professionals who have spoken out about the government’s inadequate response to the pandemic. Egypt’s National Security Agency has detained at least 10 health care workers for voicing concerns over insufficient personal protective equipment, […]

August 13, 2020
COVID-19, Persecution of Health Workers
Press Release

PHR: Egyptian Security Forces Harass Torture Rehabilitation Group Amid Broad Crackdown on Civil Society

Following peaceful protests on September 20-21 in cities across Egypt, security forces of the authoritarian regime of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi are mounting a harsh crackdown on civil society organizations, activists, academics, and others. Human rights groups estimate that more than 3,100 people have been arbitrarily arrested and detained in recent weeks, including more than 100 […]

October 11, 2019
Persecution of Health Workers, Torture


In January of 2011, hundreds of thousands of Egyptians took to the streets to protest police brutality and the presidency of Hosni Mubarak. Violent clashes between security forces and protesters resulted in at least 800 people killed and more than 6,000 injured. Even after Mubarak’s resignation, Egyptian civilians continued to suffer from the uprising’s repercussions, […]

August 5, 2018

Tech & Human Rights Blog Series: Bringing Low-Resourced Areas Out of Darkness

This blog post is part of PHR’s Tech & Human Rights Blog Series. The series is meant to highlight the intersection between technology and human rights, and examine the increasing role that technology can play in advancing human rights around the world. The lights flickered once, twice, and then cut out completely. Members of our […]

June 9, 2015
Sexual Violence

Medical Treatment Under Fire in Egypt’s Attacks on Protesters

Amidst the unacceptable assault on civilian protesters in Egypt, reports indicate that those responsible for the brutality, that has so far left more than 500 dead, are also preventing access to medical care that the thousands of injured will need to survive. Actors including the Egyptian military and police have attacked medical professionals and facilities […]

August 16, 2013
Persecution of Health Workers

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