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Egypt moves fight against harassment to its trains

The Egyptian National Railways launched a new campaign to combat harassment on public transport, namely on trains, calling on women to report any incident they encounter.
People queue to get on a train at a metro station in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on May 28, 2018. - While Egypt's economy is displaying the green shoots of recovery, citizens are imbibing a bitter cocktail of water, fuel, electricity and metro cost hikes. (Photo by KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images)

As part of Egypt’s efforts to combat harassment on public transport, the Egyptian National Railways (ENR) launched Dec. 4 a campaign called “El-Sekka Aman” (“The Railway is Safe”) to combat harassment on trains, in cooperation with Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Implementation of the campaign started in Ramses railway station in Cairo Dec. 4, where volunteer groups from the NCW were deployed to spread awareness about women’s issues and about combating harassment. They asked women to report any harassment they face on trains and in stations.

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