The Untold Story: Sexual assault in Tahrir Square Protests

The Guardian: 80 sexual assaults in one day ā€“ the other story of Tahrir Square

With international news focused on Egypt’s political movement, a deeper story behind the clashes seems to have gone on under the radar- just a week after Mohamed Morsi was overthrown, over 80 women have reportedly been sexually assaulted in the Tahrir Square celebrations following the ousting. This doesn’t come as a surprise, considering that 99.3 percent of Egyptian women reported being victims of sexual abuse in a UN Survey filed in April. Sexual assault seems to be a rising problem in the Egyptian nation, one that is seemingly only getting worse due to the uninterested attitude of the state.

Read more on this story from The Guardian by following the link posted above.

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