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The United Nations Women PSA Follows Daily Harassment

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Dec 17, 2013 • References: youtube and jezebel
United Nations Women have put together a powerful PSA following the daily instances of sexual harassment experienced by Egyptian women. The video, shot from the perspective of these women, depicts scenes in of leering men getting too close for comfort. The sexual harassment issue has been brought to the forefront of the international arena considering the horrifying accounts of assault reported from the Tahrir Square protests. Over 90% of women report groping and other forms of sexual harassment, often accompanied by victim blaming.

The PSA attempts to address this unfortunate trend of victim-blaming, stating, “Every day she faces humiliation, anger, she lives in fear, and she experiences violence… put yourself in her shoes, instead of finding ways to blame her.”

Of course, this is not a problem limited to the experience of Egyptian women. Women all over the world, of all ages and varying circumstance, also experience sexual violence and harassment.