Epidemic Of Sexual Violence In Egypt

Please take about five minutes to watch this video. Created by Human Rights Watch, it gives you an in-depth view of just what it’s like to be a woman walking Egypt’s streets.

The heckling, touching, and, increasingly, rape of women (by more than one man) is becoming an epidemic.

Tragically, though not surprisingly, the men who perpetrate these crimes blame the victim (the way she walks, talks, dresses, etc.).

It must stop, and it can’t if no one knows it’s happening.

Again, just a few moments of your time. Feel free to spread the word.

No one deserves to be treated this way. Women aren’t chattel. They should be able to dress as they wish, walk as they wish, and move freely from place to place without fear of being gang raped.

It is a human right.

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