Women on the Frontline: The Anti-Sexual Violence Movement in Egypt Ten Years After the Revolution

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy

Author(s): Habiba Abdelaal

Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/women-on-the-frontline-the-anti-sexual-violence-movement-in-egypt-ten-years-after-the-revolution/

Ten years after the revolution, Egyptian women are still raising their voices against sexual assaults and harassment, especially over social media platforms. This phenomenon came to the forefront of attention a few months ago, when a group of women started a campaign accusing a wealthy Egyptian student of a series of rapes and sexual assaults. Nearly 50 accusers first came forward, and the number eventually exceeded 100, according to Assault Police, an Instagram and Twitter account set up by activists to collect testimonies.

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