metoo in egypt women speak out about abuse and harassment

#MeToo in Egypt: Women speak out about abuse and harassment

Middle East

Many women in Egypt suffer sexual harassment and abuse on daily basis.

Research by UN Women published in 2013 found that 99% of Egyptian women had been sexually harassed, either verbally or physically.

As the #MeToo campaign has gained traction around the world, Egyptian woman have also begun to speak more openly about harassment and abuse – although in some cases this can result in them being disbelieved, blamed, or even suffering further abuse.

Five women shared their stories with BBC Arabic.

Producer: Sara Aboubakr. Visual Artist: Ismail Moneers.