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New initiative helps Egyptians fight back against sexual harassment

The Aman Initiative, launched in September, aims to educate Egyptians about sexual harassment, encourage women to report assault and train women to defend themselves in threatening situations.
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Sexual harassment is an all-too-real specter that has long haunted the streets of Egypt. It’s a well-known phenomenon, but the fear of its repercussions often silences its victims and obscures the true extent of the problem. 

Even those willing to combat sexual harassment often face obstacles set up by the very security officials charged with preventing it. Yet despite the limitations imposed on anti-harassment programs, and the resulting decline in field work that is carried out, new initiatives are being launched.

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