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In Egypt, Some Women Fight Sexual Harassment With Karate Chops

090208-egypstharass-hmed-8a.hmediumAs instances of groping rise, so do self-defense classes reports The Atlantic’s Dominique DeAngelo:

“On January 25, during protests commemorating the two-year anniversary of the revolution that toppled former president Hosni Mubarak, human rights organizations received 19 reports of violent sexual assault. Attackers used blades to cut victims in at least two of these attacks, including on or near their genitals.

“Although these attacks were unusually severe, a vast majority of Egyptian women face other forms of sexual harassment every day. A report published in April by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality shows that 99 percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of sexual harassment. The most common manifestation of harassment came in the form of touching, with 96 percent of women saying they’ve experienced it. These figures have risen since 2008, when a similar study reported that 83 percent of women experienced harassment.”

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This entry was posted on May 9, 2013 by in Karate and tagged , .
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