Harassment across Arab world drives women inside
|We are so happy to hear there was a street harassment conference! Now we just need to figure out how to score an invite to the next one.|
Our friend and fellow blogger Holly Kearl posted this on the conference. The Associated Press also published an article:
"The sexual harassment of women in the streets, schools and work places of the Arab world is driving them to cover up and confine themselves to their homes, said activists at the first-ever regional conference addressing the once taboo topic.
Activists from 17 countries across the region met in Cairo for a two-day conference ending Monday and concluded that harassment was unchecked across the region because laws don't punish it, women don't report it and the authorities ignore it."
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