Nation & World

February 25, 2013

For Egypt’s women, fear of rape now governs Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Tahrir Square is where Egyptians rose up against the regime of Hosni Mubarak two years ago. It was a very different time. That there were so few sexual assaults, many hoped, was a sign of a more progressive, democratic Egypt. But now every demonstration in Tahrir – and they happen weekly – seethes with likely sexual violence. Now women enter the square with trepidation.

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