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Activists call for an end to sexual harassment in Egypt

A recent survey carried out in Egypt suggests that many women in the country face some form of sexual harassment every day, but the police often dismiss their claims.

Campaigners are calling on the government to take more of an active role in tackling the problem, but some say the issue lies with public perceptions of the role of women in Egyptian society.

BBC Arabic's Yasmin Abu Khadra reports.

  • 06 Sep 2012
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