Al Shehab Institution for Comprehensive Development

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Espousing the interests of the inhabitants of E’zbet Haggana, an informal settlement of several hundreds of thousands close to Cairo International Airport, Al-Shehab has disseminated a rights-based and democratic conception of development as it has engaged the residents. , it is unique among civil society organizations in the area in that it does not carry a religious label and is equally open to Muslims and Copts, as it is to men and women, boys and girls, Egyptians and Sudanese refugees, vigourously asserting their equal dignity and legitimate claim to consideration of their family members, peers and authorities, and indeed of their own selves

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AlShehab Institution volunteers are participating in protest against sexual harassment.

Monday June 16th, 2014 Several hundred demonstrators—both men and women, Egyptians and foreigners—gathered outside the Cairo Opera House in Gezira to protest against the ongoing phenomenon of sexual harassment and sexual assault in Egypt’s streets. Dubbed “Walk Like An Egyptian Woman,” several (...) > continue

Egyptian Civil Society Organizations condemn the violations practiced against NGOs

Cairo, July 25 2011 Egyptian Civil Society Organizations condemn the violations practiced against NGOs The undersigning organizations express their extreme worry about the governmental attitude towards the Civil Society while it was expected that the Ministry of Social Justice and (...) > continue

New survey. More than 52 million domestic workers worldwide

Millions of domestic workers around the world remain excluded from protection enjoyed by other workers, says a new ILO report. > continue

Press release - Social and economic situation of female domestic workers in Egypt study

In the context of the project “ Improving public policies to protect female domestic workers in Egypt” that Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development in partnership with Egyptian Association for Economic and Social Rights funded by UN-Women “ United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and (...) > continue

Press release - Social and economic situation of female domestic workers in Egypt study

In the context of the project “ Improving public policies to protect female domestic workers in Egypt” that Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development in partnership with Egyptian Association for Economic and Social Rights funded by UN-Women “ United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and (...) > continue

Social Justice and freedom

Social justice and freedom are the practical basis for the development of any society and are considered as cornerstone demands for all forces and movements that struggle for progress and freedom throughout the human history. Freedom with all the rights attributed such as right to expression, (...) > continue

General Assembly declares access to clean water and sanitation is a human right

28 July 2010 – Safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a human right essential to the full enjoyment of life and all other human rights, the General Assembly declared today, voicing deep concern that almost 900 million people worldwide do not have access to clean water. The 192-member (...) > continue

Street Children is a Society’s Responsibility 23 of February is a National Day for Street Children


Street Children is a Society’s Responsibility 23 of February is a National Day for Street Children

Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development is taking the role general coordinator for organizing the celebration of street children’s day in collaboration with other 90 Egyptian civil society organizations that are interested in children’s issues, as well as, a group of individuals and (...) > continue

A new experience “Farha”

A new experience between Egyptian Civil Society and the Egyptian Radio Station is being launched, using drama as a mean of raising public awareness about violence against women and the importance of alleviating it. The Egyptian Radio Station is currently broadcasting a drama series titled (...) > continue

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