Egypt: Protest Sends Message Against Sexual Harassment

In Egypt, sexual harassment is a serious problem, and one which more and more Egyptians are speaking out against. A protest was held in Cairo's Nasr City on July 4 by young Egyptians, both male and female, in order to send a message against harassment.

Since the revolution took place, Egyptians both online and offline have been standing up against sexual harassment and gender-based violence. In June a march against sexual harassment was attacked. Nevertheless, initiatives to combat harassment continue.

The aim of the July 4 protest was to take a stand against sexual harassment and to demand safe streets for all. Maged Tawfiles was there and took the following photos (all images reproduced with permission):

“My freedom is my dignity”

“An Egyptian woman has the right to walk freely”

“I don't want to hate being a girl”

“I wish you would stop looking at my body”

“I want to ride a bike without being harassed”

“I don't harass so that my sister won't be harassed”

“Control yourself, not my clothes”

“The street is not yours, my freedom is not yours”


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