This study aims to highlight the severity of the phenomenon of sexual violence in Egypt in terms of its prevalence, the characteristics of women and girls who are subjected to this type of violence, and its physical, psychological and sexual effects on victims and survivors. The study also sought to shed light on the nature of the initiatives and services provided by the Egyptian government to victims of sexual violence and to determine the extent of the study participants’ knowledge of these initiatives and services, and their point of view about them.
The study was conducted in poor areas within Greater Cairo in the governorates of Cairo (Helwan), Giza (6 October), and Qalyubia (Shubra El-Kheima). The number of participants in the survey sample was assigned to 1000 participants (750 females and 250 males). The study was conducted on ages from 18 to 60 years old.