Activists recently met in Cairo to address the widespread issue of sexual harassment of women in the Arab world.
Cairo, Egypt (WiredPRNews.com) – Activists recently met in Cairo to address the widespread issue of sexual harassment of women in the Arab world. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), participants in the two-day conference suggested the issue of harassment in employment, education, and public areas was largely ignored by authorities, and go unreported by victims. The actions also reportedly go unpunished under the law.
As noted by the AP, the harassment, which may be experienced in the form of physical or verbal abuse, is endured by women in the region on a daily basis. Nehad Abul Komsan, Egyptian activist and organizer of the event, is quoted in the report as stating of the pressing need to address the problem, “We are facing a phenomena that is limiting women’s right to move … and is threatening women’s participation in all walks of life.”
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