Egypt's National Council for Women to receive sexual harassment complaints on hotline during Eid holidays

Ahram Online , Sunday 11 Aug 2019

Maya Morsy
File Photo: Maya Morsy, the chairwoman of National Council for Women in Egypt (Photo: Ahram)

Egypt's National Council for Women said it will be receiving complaints of sexual harassment on its hotline, 15115, during the upcoming Islamic holiday of Eid Al-Adha, state news agency MENA said.

The move is part of the council's ongoing efforts to combat all forms of violence against women, council head Maya Morsy said.

In 2014, as part of its efforts to combat violence against women, the government issued a law which punishes sexual harassment with at least six months in jail or fines of at least EGP 3,000.

Morsy said the council offers social and legal support to women who opt for bringing their cases to court.

Muslims will celebrate the four-day Eid Al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) starting Sunday.

During Eid, millions of Egyptians visit public parks, museums and recreational spots.

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