Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Video- Sexual Violence Against Women In Egypt

From Human Rights Watch:

New York, July 3, 2013) -- Egyptian anti-sexual harassment groups confirmed that mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square over four days of protests beginning on June 30, 2013 amid a climate of impunity. Human Rights Watch has long documented the problem of sexual assault in Cairo's streets and particularly at protests. A new video highlights the stories of women who have been attacked, in some cases as recently as January.
Sexual harassment has been an ongoing problem for women for decades. Men blame it on women- how they dress and how they walk- even though modestly dressed, hijab-clad women are also targeted. Nothing is done about it, on any level, so it continues.

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