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Talk to Al Jazeera - Ragia Omran : Abused in Egypt

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Published on Mar 30, 2013

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Sexual harassment and attacks on women in Egypt were a problem before the January 25 revolution, but in the two years since the Arab Spring came to Cairo, the problem has grown worse. Violent assaults - groping, stripping and rapes have become increasingly frequent at the heart of the uprising, Tahrir Square. Sexual assault in Egypt, activists say, has become a weapon of war against women. Many have long stayed silent, but not anymore. One of those making their voices heard is Ragia Omran, a prominent lawyer, human rights activist, and feminist. She talks to Al Jazeera about the women abused in Egypt, the role of women, and why she refuses to stay silent.

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