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Sexual Harassment in Egypt

Gender and Politics Research Presentation

Katherine Kautz

on 1 May 2013

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Transcript of Sexual Harassment in Egypt

By Katy Kautz One of the most prominent forms of of violence in Egypt that has been in the public eye and that affects a significant number of of women is sexual harassment.
Female activists and women's organizations have not had an easy go at reducing and combating sexual harassment, but their work is gradually provoking change to help women gain security on Egypt's streets. Objectives Women are 'hypervisualized'
Police officers are violent towards women, and their efforts heightened from terrorist-like behavior to sexual assault.
Women who report harassment often end up getting ridiculed and feeling guilty. Treatment of Women in Public Nuha Rushdi Female 'Game-Changers' “I believed that its slogan kefaya- ‘enough’- gave voice to something long inside the hearts of Egyptians who chafed under the repressive rule of President Hosni Mubarak since 1981”- Esraa Abdel Fattah Gender Equality in Tahrir Square Sexual Harassment during demonstration on International Women's Day
Man's perspective on women demonstrators “it is all about Egypt now...we have our goals first. Later they can talk about what they want”
Reporter, Lara Logan, was sexually harassed. Violence Returns Women are struggling to understand how they can portray themselves in public without getting harassed
"Violence toward and abuse and harassment of women are the outcome of masculinity built on hate and deprivation"
Individuals fighting for change: Badawi and Mona Eltahawy What Next? Sexual Harassment in Egypt: An Analysis of Public Attacks on Women and Combating the Violence Violence is Widespread In 2010, Egypt ranked 125th out of 136 countries in terms of disparity in rights between men and women.
A 2008 study on the prevalence of sexual harassment performed by the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights reported that, “83 percent of Egyptian women experience some type of sexual harassment, while 62 percent of Egyptian men admitted to sexually harassing women” Suzanne Mubarak Combating Sexual Harasment The END!
Any questions? The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights Combating Sexual Harassment HarassMap http://harassmap.org/en/ http://ecwronline.org/
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