“Land Center for Human Rights is a nongovernmental, non-profit organization.
It was established according to articles number 505,537 of the Egyptian civil law & article number 96 of the Egyptian constitution”.
Why Land Center for Human Rights?
The farmers’ issue represents a new & very important dimension for the Human Rights movement in Egypt for several reasons:
• The inadequacy of a legislative structure to protect agrarian laborers. In consequence, they are exposed to daily violations. The main targeted categories are women, children & permanent or seasonal agrarian laborers.
• The widening gap between urban and rural Egypt, especially in the services. Thus, a wide category of people are exposed to excessive violations due to the deteriorating economic & social conditions.
• Giving attention to the farmers’ rights and the agrarian sector in Egypt underlying the new policies of liberating the markets and studying how that affects their lives and the agronomical economy.
• The violations that the female rural laborers are exposed to domestically or at work or due to the deteriorating social conditions in general.
• The increasing phenomenon of child labor in Egypt and of the rate of illiteracy.
LCHR’s fields of work:
o The conditions of permanent & temporary agrarian laborers, especially those relating to contracts, vacations & regulations of their rights & duties.
o Providing legal aid to the farmers’ associations, unions and syndicates.
o Enabling female agrarian laborers to face the violations that she is exposed to due to her sex or social role.
o Farmers’ health-care & social insurance programs.
o Defending the agronomical environment against the hazards of pollution and alerting the farmers with this issue.
o Combating the increasing phenomenon of child labor.
The Center’s objectives:
o Participate in improving the agrarian laborers’ economic and social conditions in rural Egypt.
o To develop & provoke the rural citizens’ minds about the human rights’ culture and about their own rights.
o Encouraging mutual work between NGOs to enforce values such as, democracy, human rights, economic social and cultural rights, etc.
o Formulating the economic reform program in Egypt to guarantee the farmers’ rights and give them a secure labor atmosphere.
o Exposing the real needs of the poor categories in Egypt and enabling these categories in the decision making process.
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The Center’s Mechanism:
o Providing legal aid against any violations of the agrarian laborers’ economic, social and civil rights.
o Issuing reports and studies to uncover the violations done against the farmers in rural Egypt.
o Holding training courses and publishing brochures to raise the awareness of the rural citizens of the causes related to them.
o Forming a network of activists and volunteers to develop the national labor in the human rights’ arena.
o Seeking strong relations and bonds with international and local institutions concerned with the arena of development and human rights.
o Holding symposiums and workshops to discuss the issues related the farmers’ political, social, cultural and environmental conditions.
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Karam Saber Executive Director
Manar Ismail Coordinated administrative unit
Shehata Gomaa Legal Unit Coordinator
Israa Hussein Lawyer
Leila Ismail Lawyer
Noshi Zachary Legal Advisor
Dalia Emarah Coordinated program of work shops and seminars
Magdy Medany Coordinator Field Work
Mustafa Almuniry Coordinator and International Relations Unit
Marwan Ibrahim Researcher
Samah Ahmed Researcher
Ahmed Abdel Fattah Assistant, Office
Mohammed Bosilla Refrences and Editor
Didi Francois Interpreter
Shaimaa Rezk Translator
Mohammed Abdel Sadek Computer and update the site
Ramy Abdel Massih Maintenance
Saleh Bakri Translator
Land center can receive any complaints related to the farmers issues, agricultural workers & children or women working in the agricultural sector in Egypt. Our correspondence Address:
Land Center for Human Rights 76 st. El-Gomhuria,8th floor flat no 67 –beside El- Fath mousque- El- Azbkia-Cairo A.R.E.