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Sexual Harassment in Egypt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Aqfh0VP7Ug&feature=youtu.be

This digital story is part of an assignment for Voices of Our Future a program of World Pulse that provides rigorous new media and citizen journalism training for grassroots women leaders. World Pulse lifts and unites the voices of women from some of the most unheard regions of the world.

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KathyG's picture

Very powerful

Wow, what an amazingly powerful video. I really like the quietness of the single picture, the pensive music (where is the music from?), and how the text is coming at you almost as if it were being tweeted to you right then. As well you took it from a single women's story finally to the country level. The fact that so many men admit to participating in sexual harassment only shows that there is little shame in it. You were able to transmit several powerful ideas in a very short space of time. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and I am sure, many hours of hard work.

Kathy

revchristie's picture

Well done

I appreciated the elegance and simplicity of your piece. it is like a quiet but fierce statement. Thank you for the illumination. I will keep all these women in my thoughts as the tide turns toward respect.

Best to you,

Christie

Hummingbird's picture

Stop street harassment

I loved the video, street sexual harassment was also common in Syria before the revolution. It is true that men feel they have the right to harass women, and they even brag about it!!! I know that things will change after Arab Spring, the process of change has begun.

Well done.

A drop of rain can revive the earth, be the drop.

Hummingbird

It was so beautiful to see how you used the digital story telling format with simplicity to artistically and effectively depict such a universal and yet personal theme. Thank you for sharing this aspect of women's experience in Egypt in such an evocative and powerful way.
Looking forward to more of your work!
Jocelyn

Leslie Stoupas's picture

So important!

Thank you for bringing this topic to light, Mirette! Such a good reminder of how vital it is for women to feel and be safe so that they can take part in the political process. I look forward to reading more of your work as Egyptian women continue to fight for their rights.

Leslie Stoupas

ikirimat's picture

Well done. I like your

Well done. I like your selection of story. Keep your voice loud for the women's good

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


Hello. The video you produced was short and to the point. The statements you presented showed how common sexual harrassment was in Egypt. Thankfully, there are many women and men around the world who are fighting back against this behaviour. My hope is that, in my lifetime, women around the world will feel free to walk the streets wherever they are. Good on you for raising the issue in this way to fight back now.

Onni Milne

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