Nora Noralla (She/Her) is an Egyptian human rights researcher and consultant focusing mainly on issues of sexual and bodily freedoms as well as Islamic Sharia and human rights in the MENA region. Her engagement with the human rights field started in the wake of the 25th of Jan revolution in Egypt. She has worked in different NGOs including Cairo 52 Legal Research Institute, Human Rights Watch, Article 19, and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
She holds a Masters degree in Human Rights Law from the Central European University and has authored different articles and publications including "One True Sharia: A Historical Background" and "El Karakhana: History of Sex Working in Modern Egypt between Legalization and Criminalization".
Published in: North Africa, West Asia: AnalysisSunni Islamic jurisprudence, sex reassignment surgery and transgender rights
The Sunni religious establishment is resisting transgender demands by banning gender affirming surgery – while...
Published in: North Africa, West Asia: OpinionEgyptian researchers must choose between forced exile and arrest
The Sisi regime’s authoritarian clamp-down on Egyptian academic freedom has left researchers with some stark choices