Girls and women in Egypt are exposed to sexual harassment and assaults on a daily basis. According to a study conducted by the United Nations, 99% of girls and women in Egypt have experienced some form of sexual assault, and Cairo was classified in 2017 as the most dangerous city for women and according to a report issued by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Despite these alarming numbers, cases of sexual assault are usually met with societal disappointment and governmental negligence. Society does not only neglect the survivors of sexual violence, but it blames and accuses them and celebrates the aggressors, and defends them in a shameful paradox.