Bedayaa Organization


Who we are

Bedayaa Organization works to promote sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and sex characteristics' rights in the Nile Valley area (Egypt & Sudan); established on July 14, 2010.

Our vision

A society, which is free of stigmatization and discrimination, that respects the rights of individuals with different gender identities and sexual orientations in Egypt and Sudan

Our mission

Create spheres for LGBTIQ+ community members in the Nile Valley area (Egypt & Sudan) where they can communicate, exchange experiences, and access legal and health services.

Our values

No discrimination
Respect human rights


Facilitating access to health services for LGBTIQ+ persons.

Enable protection and legal aid services for LGBTIQ+ persons.

Building capacity of the LGBTIQ+ community members and activists.

Advocating to challenge/abolish the discriminative laws based on SOGIESC.

Raising awareness on SOGIESC rights issues through campaigning and lobbying.
من نحن

تعمل منظمة بداية على حقوق الأفراد ذوي التوجهات الجنسية والهويات والتعبيرات الجندرية والخصائص الجنسية المختلفة في منطقة وادي النيل (مصر والسودان)، تأسست في 14 يوليو 2010


مجتمع خالٍ من الوصم والتمييز ويحترم حقوق الأفراد


خلق مساحة لأفراد مجتمع الميم.ع في منطقة وادي النيل مصر والسودان حيث يمكنهم/ن التواصل وتبادل الخبرات والوصول للخدمات القانونية والصحية


عدم التمييز
احترام حقوق الانسان


تسهيل الوصول إلى الخدمات الصحية لمجتمع الميم.ع
تفعيل خدمات الحماية والمساعدة القانونية لمجتمع الميم.ع
بناء قدرات أعضاء ونشطاء/ات مجتمع الميم.ع.
المناصرة من أجل تعطيل وإلغاء القوانين التمييزية ضد الافراد ذوي الهويات الجندرية والتوجهات الجنسية المختلفة
رفع مستوى الوعي بقضايا حقوق مجتمع الميم.ع  من خلال الحملات الإعلامية والضغط والمناصرة.

Our Story

We've loved every minute of our journey

An Idea is Born


Bedayaa organization started to work on LGBT+ issues in Egypt and Sudan. 


The Egyptian day against homophobia and transphobia is invented by Bedayaa in the memorial of Queen Boat incident were 52 gay men got arrested in 2001 based on their sexual orientation. in may, 2012 was the first commemoration and continued to happen every year. 


Training and Capacity Building program has been born to empower, educate and raise awareness among LGBT+ community members.


Legal Aid project (LAP) was started, the project provide legal intervention and advice to LGBT+ community in Egypt. which later evolved to became one of the most important program in Bedayaa.


Bedayaa Organization received the Human Rights Defenders Prize of the French Republic 2017.


The launch of Queer Women in Egypt Project (Q-WEP). The project  create a safe space for Queer Women. Also, launch of  Nada's Diaries a  comic series about daily life of a lesbian woman in Egypt.  


The Health Program has been developed to include STIs counselling and rapid testing for HIV along with the psychological support.