CEWLA : The Lawyers for Justice and Peace in Egypt
Centre for Egyptian Women Legal Assistance (CEWLA) is a non-governmental organisation founded in 1995 and one of the most active organisations in Egypt in the field of women's human rights. CEWLA operates to raise awareness of law and of human rights principles among grassroots communities, legal bodies and NGOs. CEWLA campaigns for equality of women, with an emphasis on legal equity and the amendment of discriminatory laws.
Under the corporation's development objectives the Foundation has devoted a new goal; to pressure and carry out advocacy to change laws in order to bring more justice for women in accordance with the Egyptian constitution and international agreements in addition to:
- Mainstreaming women's rights as part of human rights.
- Change the cultural heritage of the anti-Egyptian women's rights.
- Work on women's empowerment - and the fight against all forms of violence against women