Thursday, October 16, 2014

Egypt deploys female anti-harassment police unit

I don't often think of Egypt when it ocmes to women's rights, but this is great! EAch tiny step aroudn the world where rights are protected is a good thing. thank you Egypt!

Egypt deploys female anti-harassment police unit « ASHARQ AL-AWSAT: "In a sight uncommon to the people of the country, members of the female police unit were deployed across the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities during the Eid festival. The initiative has attracted much public attention and has been widely welcomed by Egyptians weary of sexual harassment, a phenomenon that has grown rampant in the country in recent years. Asharq Al-Awsat tried to speak to one of the female police officers, but she politely declined since she cannot speak to the media without formal permission from her superiors."

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