Middle East

February 25, 2013 12:00 AM

For Egypt’s women, fear of rape now governs Cairo’s Tahrir Square

Tahrir Square is where Egyptians rose up against the regime of Hosni Mubarak two years ago. It was a very different time. That there were so few sexual assaults, many hoped, was a sign of a more progressive, democratic Egypt. But now every demonstration in Tahrir – and they happen weekly – seethes with likely sexual violence. Now women enter the square with trepidation.

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