Egypt

ألقت أجهزة الأمن في القاهرة والسويس القبض على 541 شابًا وفتاة في العيد، تبين من التحقيقات أن معظمهم كان يمارس أعمال التحرش في الطريق العام، وآخرين تم ضبطهم بتهم ارتكاب فعل فاضح، وأن 502 حالة تحرش تم ضبطها فقط في القاهرة، و39 حالة في السويس

وجهت الدكتورة ميرفت تلاوي وكيل الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة ورئيسة المجلس القومي للمرأة‏,‏ انتقادات عنيفة لوضع المرأة والطفل في المسودة الأولية للدستور‏.‏

رصدت مبادرة "شفت تحرش" استمرار ظاهرة التحرش أثناء فترة العيد بنسبة وصلت إلى 60% في مناطق وسط المدينة، وعلى الكباري، وأمام دور العرض وأشار التقرير الأول للمبادرة، الذي صدر اليوم الأحد، إلى تراخي أفراد الأمن والداخلية وامتناعهم عن اتخاذ موقف قانوني ضد المتحرشين وتركهم يمارسون التحرش،

Anti-harassment campaigns rally their efforts again to fight sexual harassment during the Eid holiday.

The Be a Man campaign, Egypt’s Girls are a Red Line, the Youth of the Country, the Red Crescent, Start with Yourself and Building Egypt Initiative, are  a few of the campaigns that will be working on the streets to stop sexual harassment in a joint effort.

A journalist for France 24 has described how his female colleague was attacked and groped by a group of men while filming live during protests in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Friday night.

Sonia Dridi was surrounded while filming in the square, with the mob closing in on her as she was reporting. The news channel said in a statement that she was attacked at about 10.30pm.

This report aims to illustrate the ways in which the repressive policies of the past, especially those geared towards women human rights defenders (WHRDs) are still with us. Not only does this report illustrate the ways in which violations against WHRDs persist, but it also underlines the fact that the repressive practices undertaken by the state against WHRDs are escalating, especially under militarism. 

When Islamist President Mohamed Morsi was elected in late June, he promised to represent all Egyptians by forming a government inclusive of women, Christians, youth and even artists and intellectuals.

Although the president said he heard the voices of all Egyptians, the much-anticipated government announced last week has proven to be a disappointment for many as a setback to the ideals that propelled the revolution that last year toppled Hosni Mubarak.

A few days ago British journalist Natasha Smith published a long and anguished account of being sexually assaulted at the hands of a mob in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. She described how she was attacked by numerous men, her clothes torn off while she was beaten and groped as bystanders did nothing and those who tried to rescue her were set upon by the mob.

Violence against women demonstrators in Egypt erupted again on Tuesday when a frenzied mob of 200 men sexually assaulted a female protester in Tahrir Square. Then, during a rally on Friday to protest the incident, about 50 women and their male allies were themselves brutalized and chased away by another mob.

Women protesters and rights groups have accused Egyptian troops and prison authorities of sexual assault during the latest crackdown on demonstrations, reviving allegations they are using abuse to intimidate female detainees and protesters. The charges made on Wednesday added new tension to Egypt's presidential election campaign, just two weeks before the voting.

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