Many different groups in Egypt – from women to Coptic Christians and Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender persons to Nubians – face severe discrimination. The changing political context presents both opportunities and threats for those exposed to discrimination. The Equal Rights Trust is working with non-governmental organisations and lawyers on activities to combat discrimination, including:
- Documenting patterns and incidents of discrimination in a major report;
- Providing training to activists and lawyers on international standards in equality law and national legal protections;
- Establishing a legal assistance scheme for victims of discrimination.