It took the gruesome tales of Western female journalists sexually abused during the Egyptian revolution to expose the previously under-reported phenomenon of widespread sexual abuse in Egypt. Egyptian women are loathe to speak openly about the problem, fearing social and religious stigmatization and retribution, but one brave young woman agreed to tell us how she was sexually assaulted by a group of men in Tahrir Square, the Cairo landmark where millions gathered to depose former President Hosni Mubarak. In Al-Monitor's exclusive video report by Amira El Asmar, Yara Saeed and Ahmed Nawar, activists, artists and academics shed light on the roots and scope of sexual abuse in Egypt.
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