Violence made women heroes in Egypt

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Suspects have been arrested in connection with the abuse at a luxury hotel in Cairo

For women and girls in Egypt, violence has been going on for a long time, but the victims are now struggling like never before, says Salma El-Wardany.

Every woman I know in Egypt has a history of abuse, rape or rape.

It has become a part of everyday life in this country, where women carry jewelry that is not important in terms of style, and in terms of protection.

Over the years, cultural, religious and conservative views have made women more likely to remain silent when sexually abused because accusations against victims have become commonplace.

But now, women and girls have finally stopped being silent for years.

They go to the media to report their abuse to encourage each other and call for justice.

It began in July, when several women alleged that 22-year-old Ahmed Bassam Zaki had sexually assaulted them.

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Shortly after his arrest, he was charged with sexually assaulting three women, all under the age of three, and threatening a fourth woman, but denied all charges.

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Nadeen said she was "delighted" by the number of people involved in the case, adding that "in recent weeks a new law has been introduced in parliament to protect women from abuse." .

The rape of activist Sabah Khodir has sent shockwaves through the country, prompting her to leave the country and return to the United States last year.

However, Sabah is helping women by not advising them to consult lawyers and therapists, and now she sees that her efforts have been rewarded.

Earlier this year, Egypt's Supreme Council of Religious Affairs issued a statement in support of women, saying women's clothing was not an excuse for violence.

The commission also called on many mosques to address the issue of sexual harassment in the country.

Sabah Khodir was a fighter for the fight against rape in Egypt

The commission's call put an end to allegations by some that religious leaders were silent on the issue.

The stars and celebrities have all come out to condemn the increasing violence against women.

Omar Samra, a human rights activist, was among those who spoke on social media.

"I was very angry and frustrated about what was happening. I don't think it will ever be right until men take responsibility for what they did."

Women's rights activists in the country have spent years calling for an effective legal framework for sexual offenses, but so far no progress has been made.

Rothna Begum, a women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch, said that although the government was showing support for women, there was a backlash against women in the public sphere, including the Internet.

"Authorities have gone too far in arresting women celebrities who post their videos on TikTok," she said.

Reports of abuse at a Cairo hotel in 2014 also raised eyebrows again and again.

Suspects have been arrested in connection with the abuse at a luxury hotel in Cairo

The case involved nine other people, who come from a powerful dynasty in Egypt, and are accused of sexually abusing a young girl and filming their atrocities and spreading them among their friends.

While the state prosecutor ordered the arrest of the suspects, they also found other evidence related to the case.

According to Rothna Begum, the government leaves women with the thought that "if you report rape or become a witness, you may find yourself in danger."

Women are in a very difficult situation in Egypt, which is exacerbating the struggle for protection.

Although the current legal system does not provide them with adequate protection, Egyptian women have come out in full force to expose what is happening to the world.

Mona Eltahawy, an American activist and activist, said she was "optimistic that the women's revolution has begun", despite evidence that authorities were trying to silence the oppression of women across the country. by arresting those who publish their videos on TikTok.

Salma El-Wardany is an Egyptian, you are a presenter.

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Its important to taken any Big sisz=

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The govt should look this situation and solve the problem and leave in peace

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3 years ago

Why always the woman? Why Egyptian are tortured please lets bring an end to this situation

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3 years ago

The women power should be increased, I don't see a situation where they harrasement of the women. Egypt should take notes

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3 years ago

I think so the woman needs to change many of their attitudes because they are always left behind

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3 years ago

Yes but women are trying and suffering at the same time in their houses

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3 years ago

Exactly they do we have to respect them because they are really trying and suffering at the same time

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3 years ago

That is what we are expected from them women's should be courougeous at any situation they get into

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3 years ago

That's really heartbreaking . Egyptian are tortured. Nowdays women powers are increasing..that's good to heard.

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Yes their power is always increasing they start changing for their own good

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