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Egypt women raise their voice against sexual violence

Published on Feb 13, 2013 6:02 AM
 
Egyptian protesters hold up placards and shout slogans during a demonstration in Cairo against sexual harassment on Feb 12, 2013. Egyptian protesters took to the street again to demand an end to sexual violence, as campaigns against the repeated attacks in central Cairo pick up steam. -- PHOTO: AFP

CAIRO (AFP) - Egyptian protesters took to the street again on Tuesday to demand an end to sexual violence, as campaigns against the repeated attacks in central Cairo pick up steam.

"A woman's voice is a revolution," the protesters - both men and women- shouted, brandishing large flags of female Egyptian icons.

Tuesday's protest is the latest in a series of action demanding an end to the culture of impunity, following harrowing reports of mob attacks in and around Tahrir Square.

The attacks are "a weapon in the ongoing political fight," said Mayar Abdel Aziz, blaming "opponents of freedom" for being behind them.

 
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