Azza Soliman co-founded and chairs the board of trustees for the Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) in Cairo. CEWLA provides free legal, social, and psychological services to women and marginalized groups, and advocates for improved protections of their rights. Azza, an acclaimed leader in her field, has worked with CEWLA for a decade and has more than 20 years of experience in the field of women’s rights in Egypt. Azza received degrees in human rights and civil society studies from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science and an LL.B. from Cairo University.
As a PILnet International Fellow, Azza is developing a project to expand access to legal services for marginalized communities in Egypt.