Update on Egyptian anti-harassment law

In early January, a draft anti-sexual harassment law was introduced to parliament in Egypt. This week, a bill was presented to parliament’s legislative affairs committee and another bill was approved by the Justice Ministry so it can be presented to the committee in days.

Nihad Abu Al-Qumsan, head of the Egyptian Center for Women’s Rights (ECWR), applauds this update and said, “It shows the state is responding and changing … They are now understanding the significance of the issue.”

Efforts by the ECWR has shown that sexual harassment in public places is a big problem in Egypt. Bravo to them for all their work!

One Response to Update on Egyptian anti-harassment law

  1. […] (ECWR) focuses their activism on public sexual harassment.  Because of the ECW’s work the  Egyptian Parliament is considering legislation that would ban sexual harassment at work, in public spaces, online, and through mobile devices. […]

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