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ACTION: Egypt: End Sexual Violence Against Women Protestors

Source: 
Amnesty
Duration: 
Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 20:00
Countries: 
Africa
Northern Africa
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
Initiative Type: 
Campaigns

Violent sexual assaults against women, including rapes, have surged in the vicinity of Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square in recent months. The violence increased in scale and brutality on January 25, 2013. This day of protests marked the second anniversary of the start of the 2011 uprising that ousted President Mubarak.

Amnesty International has urged new President Mohamed Morsi to address chronic violence and discrimination against women, including the targeting of female protesters by security and armed forces. In spite of Morsi's promise to be the president of all Egyptians, such calls have so far gone unheeded. Find more and TAKE ACTION NOW »