Sexual assaults on Egyptian female protesters have been led by organized gangs, the head of a government-backed women’s rights panel said, in what appears to be the first such acknowledgment by officials relating to crimes that have gained increasing prominence.
“All regulations since the revolution have undermined women’s rights,” said Mervat Tallawy, head of the state-run National Council for Women. “Now is the time we stand united, men and women, to end sexual harassment”.
Number of Women and Girls At Risk: 25,000
Status: Existing Legislation Needs Strengthening
Improve by adding: Prosecuting parents/guardian, felony offense