Fighting back – Women in Egypt

Sexual violence against women is widespread in Egypt. Men are often regarded as absolute rulers in everyday life and within families. The advances of Islamism make it harder for women to lead a self-determined life. How can they protect themselves?

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Natasha Wheatley delves deep into Egyptian society, where world collide and disputes over gender roles often divide entire families. In this social climate, people have trouble conducting relationships, while sexual harassment is an aspect of everyday life. To protect themselves, some Egyptian women have set up the platform "HarassMap", where they post reports whenever they are attacked. Hence the map of Cairo features countless big and small red dots that show which districts are especially dangerous for women.

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