Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Heather McRobie writes about Patriarchy and militarism in Egypt: from the street to the government for our Women Beyond War conference.
Speaking at the Nobel Women’s Initiative in Belfast, renowned journalist and activist Hania Moheeb spoke of the night she was attacked in a mass sexual assault in Cairo on Friday 25th January 2013. She was one of nineteen women assaulted in protests that night by seemingly coordinated groups of men. As she recovered from her ordeal, Moheeb spoke to other women who had been assaulted that night and found the method of the mass assault was eerily similar. These were not isolated moments of violence – women were under attack for daring to inhabit public space.
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