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Four Hours of Walking in Cairo as a Woman

Four Hours of Walking in Cairo as a Woman

 

Following the recent popularity of ’10 Hours of Walking in New York City as a Woman’ and a different Egyptian version titled ‘Creepers on the Bridge’ which showed the frightening stares women receive when walking along the Nile in Egypt, Dot Masr produced ‘Four Hours of Walking in Cairo, Egypt as a Woman.’

The video, which follows the same style as the New York City version reveals the jeers, comments, stares and more that many women encounter on the streets of Egypt. According to Dot Masr, Marwa, the woman in the video, was harassed more than 100 times, with 80 instances of verbal harassment, three instances of physical harassment and the others being stalking, staring, catcalling and more.

In Egypt, the United Nations estimated that more than 99 percent of women have experienced some form of harassment. Lately, Egypt’s government has taken moves aimed at tackling the sexual harassment epidemic, but many activists say this action has not gone far enough.

Watch the video above to see the extent of the harassment – from stares and comments to discrete touching – and share your thoughts below or on our Facebook page.

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