Saturday, July 11, 2009

In Egypt, Invoking Islam to Combat Sexual Harassment - by ABIGAIL HAUSLOHNER

"Doaa Kassem, like most Egyptian women, is used to being catcalled and grabbed at by men in the crowded streets of Cairo. The 24-year-old executive secretary is well versed in women's rights, having studied the subject in Sweden, and she is bolder than most when it comes to dealing with her harassers. "I'm brave enough to stop them and tell them [what they're doing is wrong]," she says. Sometimes she even chases them down..." (Click link above to read entire article.)

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