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Egypt tahrir rights

Egypt tahrir rights

Faced with a spike in sexual violence against female protesters, Egyptian women like Yasmin Baramawi (pictured) are overcoming stigma and recounting painful testimonies to force silent authorities and a reticent society to confront 'sexual terrorism.' Activists have taken to patrolling the streets to protect women. The UN hosted a panel on protecting women in Tahrir Square during the annual Commission on the Status of Women.

GIANLUIGI GUERCIA