“If I walk naked down the street, I still wouldn’t want to be harassed. It’s my business. It’s no one else’s business.”
Eman Anwar, a teacher of Arabic language, speaks about an increase in sexual harassment following the 2011 overthrow of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and says the country is not doing enough to tackle it.
“If I walk naked down the street, I still wouldn’t want to be harassed. It’s my business, it’s no one else’s business,” she says.
Since popular uprisings swept across swathes of North Africa and the Middle East, women and their rights have become a hotly debated topic well beyond the region’s borders.
Much ink has been spilt on whether women have benefited from the uprisings. But what do women on the ground think?
“Women of the Revolution” is a Thomson Reuters Foundation project that seeks to hand women the microphone so they can speak for themselves.
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