Established in 1997, the Arab Program for Human Rights Activists (APHRA) is an independent human rights organization . Since then, APHRA implemented hundreds of activities in support of human rights defenders in Egypt and other 16 Arab countries in the fields of legal aid and research, documentation of violations, trial monitoring, advocacy, and media campaigning. Between
1998 and 2002, APHRA organized dozens of regional workshops and conferences to address the legal and institutional arrangements and challenges facing human rights defenders in the region. In 2003, APHRA was among few leading Arab rights’ organizations to advocate for an Arab Human Rights Accord that is compatible with international human rights covenants and treaties. In the following years, APHRA produced legal research aimed at providing policy recommendations on reforming the legal frameworks for civil society organizations in the Arab world, elections, constitutional courts and the media. During the 2000s, APHRA provided dozens of trainings in 11 Egyptian governorates on organizational capacity building, trial monitoring,. Following the 2011 Revolution, APHRA concentrated on three main programs; reforming the security sector, developing a democratic civil society legislation and combating corruption in the public and private sectors. Between 2011 and 2012, APHRA organized seven conferences in six Egyptian governorates in the Delta region and Upper Egypt to mobilize a coalition of 112 national and grassroots organizations to advocate for reforming NGO Law (84/2002). Since 2013, APHRA in partnership with Transparency International, began implementing several projects aimed at developing corruption monitoring systems that take into account the Egyptian context. In 2014 and 2015, APHRA provided 12 training workshops to 480government employees in six ministries on anti- corruption compliance modules. In addition, APHRA formed a coalition of 5 NGOs to promote integrity standards and fight corruption
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