Patriarchy and militarism in Egypt: from the street to the government

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October 24, 2013

Patriarchy and militarism in Egypt: from the street to the government

The lack of institutional concern for epidemic levels of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt is part of the larger neglect of the issue of gender equality by the post-revolutionary powers.  Journalist and activist Hania Moheeb spoke out at the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference in Belfast

Speaking at the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Belfast, renowned journalist and activist Hania Moheeb spoke of the night she was attacked in a mass sexual assault in Cairo on Friday 25th January 2013.  She was one of nineteen womenassaulted in protests that night by seemingly coordinated groups of men.  As she recovered from her ordeal, Moheeb spoke to other women who had been assaulted that night and found the method of the mass assault was eerily similar.  These were not isolated moments of violence – women were under attack for daring to inhabit public space.

 

Publication year: 
2013