Men and Women Protest Sexual Harassment in Egypt

15 Jun 2012

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A recent study revealed that 85% of Egyptian women and 98% of foreign women experience sexual harassment in Egypt.

Sexual harassment is also being used as a deterrent to prevent female activists from joining street protests and sit-ins. Women are frequently targeted by the military and police during raids at sit-ins. Soldiers and police officers have been caught on tape beating, stripping and harassing women protestors.

After several violent attacks against women in the heart of the revolutionary Tahrir Square, male and female activists organized a protest against sexual harassment.

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