Sexual violence in Egypt takes on a political dimension

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Cairo last Tuesday, demanding an end to endemic sexual violence in the country, following comments by one lawmaker that women victims of sexual assaults in Tahrir Square were “100% responsible”. France 24’s Cairo correspondent Sonia Dridi says “Under [former president Hosni] Mubarak, Egyptian women were aware of the risk of rape, but not to the point that they were afraid to walk the streets.”