Reda Shoukry, the Founder of Al Shehab Foundation, started her social activities in the squatter areas of greater Cairo in 2001. The Ursula Zindel Hilti Foundation supports Al Shehab since 2011.
Al Shehab Foundation is combating the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV, to the larger Egytian population, particularly women and children, by focusing on the rights and health of the most vulnerable groups.
The Foundation argues that maintaining the health and safety of those at highest risk for HIV infection is critical to ensuring the health of the broader society. So Al Shehab Foundation is introducing a range of supports that give high-risk individuals access to information, services, and awareness of practices that will protect them from infection. By improving body image, by gaining their deep trust, and by changing the way other organizations and agencies work with high-risk populations, it helps encourage harm reduction interventions, and, by doing so, reduce the rate of infection to themselves and to the greater public.
The Al Shehab Foundation runs programs dedicated to advocating for women’s rights, combating violence against women, working with domestic workers on their rights, enhancing the financial situation of women in squatter areas, and also a program dedicated to children’s right in education.
Learn more about activities of the Al Shehab Foundation: In this video women are sharing insights.