What if protesting put you at risk of sexual violence? Mobs of men are sexually assaulting women and girls protesting in the vicinity of Egypt’s iconic Tahrir Square. Law enforcement and other leaders are standing idle; some are blaming the women themselves and denouncing the protests.
Nearly 200 brutal attacks were reported in just four days. Will you help us pressure Egypt’s leaders to condemn the violence now?
This is not a new phenomenon. Attacks on women protesters have been reported during past protests in Egypt. However it is clear they have greatly increased in the latest unrest.
Amnesty has sent researchers to Egypt to document the abuses and provide videos and other materials that we can use to:
Show the media what is happening to women and girl protestors in Egypt.
Support activists calling on leaders in Egypt – including prominent women in public life – to condemn the violence and press for action.
Help call global attention to the crisis and demand an end to violence against women in Egypt.
Managing Director, Women’s Human Rights Program
Amnesty International USA