Women recently protest against sexual harassment in Egypt (Photo: Mai Shaheen)
UN Women launched two new initiatives in governorates in Egypt on Sunday.
The anti-sexual harassment initiative ‘Consider Her Your Sister,’ was launched at Kafr El-Sheikh university in the Delta city, implemented by members of Enactus, an international student group.
The second initiative, called ‘Start from Home,’ aims to encourage women-operated small businesses. It was launched at the university of Zagazig in Tanta.
Sexual harassment is a major problem in Egypt, with 99.3 percent of women in a recent UN study reporting they had experienced harassment.
The Egyptian government had announced late last year that it was working on drafting an anti-sexual harassment law in cooperation with the National Council for Women.