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Have You Ever Been Sexually Harassed in Egypt?

Have You Ever Been Sexually Harassed in Egypt?
Women chant slogans as they gather to protest against sexual harassment in front of the opera house in Cairo June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih
Women chant slogans as they gather to protest against sexual harassment in front of the opera house in Cairo June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih

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Sexual harassment in Egypt, often described as sexual terrorism by activists, has plagued the streets of its cities for many years, often unabated despite intense media coverage.

From videos such as Creepers on the Bridge, to campaigns led by groups including Dignity Without Borders, Heya, UN Women and many others, attempts to tackle the high rate of sexual harassment have captured the minds of people in Egypt and across the globe.

In the most recent report released by HarassMap in collaboration with the Youth and Development Consultancy Institute (Etijah), it was found that 95.3 percent of female respondents in Greater Cairo have been sexually harassed.

The report also shockingly revealed that 77.3 percent of male respondents admitted to perpetrating sexual harassment. Moreover, only 17.7 percent of respondents who witnessed sexual harassment intervened.

This report appears to be in line with earlier reports by the UN which found that more than 99 percent of women in Egypt have been sexually harassed.

In an attempt to gauge the Egyptian Streets’ community experiences with sexual harassment, the below poll aims to reveal how many online readers have been sexually harassed in Egypt. For the purposes of this poll, sexual harassment includes both verbal and physical harassment.

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