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99.3% of Egyptian women experienced sexual harassment: report

Category: Gender based violence 
2013-04-29

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women published a report showing the most recent statistics of sexual harassment in Egypt. The study shows that 99.3% of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment.
 
The study indicates that 96.5% of women in their survey said that sexual harassment came in the form of touching, which was the most common manifestation of sexual harassment. Verbal sexual harassment had the second-highest rate experienced by women with 95.5% of women reporting cases.
 
The study also breaks down sexual harassment by governorate and time of day, and the occupations of sexual harassers. Sexual harassment has been a serious social problem in Egypt and increasing numbers of cases of sexual harassment and assault continue to be reported.

 

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