Authorized Tech Startup Hekouky is Dedicated to Making Egyptian Legislation Accessible
How a lot do Egyptians find out about their rights and legal guidelines? Not a lot, new legaltech startup Hekouky says.
In an Egypt ridden with sexual assault instances and a rising tide of residents changing into increasingly empowered to get their justice, accessibility and data of Egyptian legislation is critical greater than ever. Nevertheless, not everybody has a legislation diploma or the time to learn and deconstruct the legislation.
Hekouky, based by lawyer Hala Riad, is a startup aiming to create a authorized tech innovation to make the legislation accessible and reply individuals’s authorized questions by connecting legal professionals with purchasers and constructing an internet group making their relationship simpler to navigate.
Riad’s motivation to begin Hekouky comes from her household that features a number of legal professionals.
“It was very clear to me from a really younger age that the legislation is a instrument that both makes you probably the most susceptible particular person to issues, or it empowers you, and it makes you somebody that’s able to being protected, taking up life’s challenges and excelling,” Riad advised Egyptian Streets.
When Riad was learning in England, every time she had a authorized drawback, reminiscent of an issue along with her landlord, or if he would legally be capable of evict her, she would google it, “the solutions had been clear lower.”
In Egypt, she says, it was fairly totally different, that even with main authorized issues, most individuals didn’t know what the legislation would say about them.
Riad could be in conversations with people who would say improper information and had been utilizing them as means to disempower different people or themselves.
Step one in direction of discovering empowerment and safety in Egypt, she provides, is to know the legislation and is to take measures in response to the legislation and in response to what can create the very best state of affairs in every particular person case.
“That’s the factor that made me wish to begin Hekouky, I actually need everybody to concentrate on the legal guidelines that govern their day after day lives,” Riad provides.
To develop this startup, Riad talked to about 400 folks that wanted authorized recommendation, and received their suggestions when it comes to how they handled their lawyer, and talked to about 200 legal professionals to see additionally what they wanted and what they felt was a niche available in the market.
She and her crew then created an internet site and social media platforms to judge what individuals wanted precisely to allow them to tailor their product to serve that.
Right now, Hekouky provides individuals content material in order that they perceive their legal guidelines higher, however total, the legaltech product will supply a mechanism for which the legislation shall be accessible to individuals. They provide particular person residents the chance to get authorized responses, the chance to have their authorized questions answered.
“Most significantly, Hekouky provides them belief and extra reliability when it comes to the lawyer that they’re selecting,” Riad says.
The startup provides legal professionals the flexibility to market themselves, improve their fame throughout the authorized market and join the purchasers in a neater method.
“We wish to ship the very clear message that it’s essential know your legislation, and you’ll come to us to know what the legislation says. That in and of itself creates a really totally different dynamic inside society. It makes susceptible people perceive that, whereas they’re much less protected than authority figures or extra privileged individuals, they don’t seem to be as helpless and susceptible as they assume they’re,” Riad says.
Understanding the legislation makes not simply the day after day issues simpler, however bigger issues rather a lot simpler to repair, making authorized issues total much less daunting.
Riad needs individuals knew that they don’t totally perceive the legislation.
“By saying ‘I don’t know what the legislation says’, you give your self the chance of retaining your rights, and never creating one other model of the legislation in your head that makes you disempowered,” she provides.
One factor Egyptians can do to be extra educated about their legislation is to go observe Hekouky on-line and ask them precisely what they wish to know, the place legal professionals and purchasers shall be on the identical platform.
“We would be the hyperlink between you and justice. We are going to do every thing in our energy to ensure that no matter info you want, you obtain.”
You’ll find Hekouky on Instagram, Fb or their web site.
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