This article first appeared on Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies' website “Mind the Gap!!” In 1993, the UN General Assembly issued the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, defining such violence as “any act of gender-based violence that results, or is likely to result...

Days before his detention renewal session scheduled for Sunday, December 22, the undersigned Egyptian rights organizations renew their demand  for the immediate release of Ibrahim Ezz El-Din, Urban Researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms. We condemn his continued detention in connection with Case no. 488...

Including UN Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmour, Sudan’s Minister of Culture and Media Faisal Mohamed Saleh, and prominent Egyptian politician Mohamad El-Baradei On its 25th anniversary, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies expresses its deep gratitude for the support and well-wishes it has received over the...

Accusation of belonging to the Muslim Brotherhood – used by the state against oppositional politicians, journalists, and activists- now leveraged even against Coptic Christians The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) calls for the immediate release of Coptic Christian activist Ramy Kamel, arrested by the...