Protesters near Tahrir Square in Cairo help a woman overcome by teargas. Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters Campaigners in Egypt say at least 25 women have been assaulted as state of emergency is declared in three provinces Patrick Kingsley in Cairo Monday 28 January 2013 Amid Egypt's ongoing civil unrest, at least 25 women have been sexually assaulted during clashes in Tahrir Square, according to local women's rights campaigners. In a typical attack, crowds of men quickly surround isolated women, groping them and attempting to remove their clothes.
Cairo West, 6 March 2013 By Brian Wright Dr. Hoda El Sadda is a long-standing champion for women’s rights in Egypt and the Arab World, and a professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cairo University. With degrees from both Cairo University and the American University, she taught Comparative Arabic Literature at Manchester University from 2005 to 2011. In the past, she has fought for changes in the country’s marriage laws and is currently the President of the Association of Middle East Women’s Studies and an active member of the Egyptian Social Democratic Party.