Police round up teenage boys for harassment.
CAIRO: Hundreds of teenage Egyptians boys were arrested Wednesday in various areas in Cairo for sexually harassing women.
Police arrested the youngsters, 15- to 17 years-old, in several locations around the capital, including along the Nile shores as well as from schools and universities, according to news reports.
The young men are expected to get off with fines, a police official told AFP (1) (AppleTalk Filing Protocol) The file sharing protocol used in an AppleTalk network. In order for non-Apple networks to access data in an AppleShare server, their protocols must translate into the AFP language. See file sharing protocol. .
Some of 30 men were arrested for harassing women during the last Eid holiday after being caught red handed. One teenager was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison for sexually assaulting two women in Gamaet El-Dowal El-Arabiya Street in Mohandiseen.AaAa
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"Arresting hundreds is not the solution as the problem is mainly social," Fardouse Bahnasy, development expert and women's rights The effort to secure equal rights for women and to remove gender discrimination from laws, institutions, and behavioral patterns.
The women's rights movement began in the nineteenth century with the demand by some women reformers for the right to vote, known as suffrage, and activist told Daily News Egypt. "The solution should come from within society as arresting them and putting them in jail with criminals will create a state of angry against authorities," she added.
The Egyptian Center for Women's Rights (ECWR ECWR Egyptian Center for Women's Rights ) issued a survey this summer saying 83 percent of Egyptian women and 98 percent of foreign women in Egypt had experienced sexual harassment sexual harassment, in law, verbal or physical behavior of a sexual nature, aimed at a particular person or group of people, especially in the workplace or in academic or other institutional settings, that is actionable, as in tort or under equal-opportunity statutes. .
A draft law that aims to criminalize crim·i·nal·ize
tr.v. crim·i·nal·ized, crim·i·nal·iz·ing, crim·i·nal·iz·es
1. To impose a criminal penalty on or for; outlaw.
2. To treat as a criminal. sexual harassment will be presented to the People's Assembly. The draft law calls for a LE 1,000 fine and a one-year prison sentence for those who perpetrate per·pe·trate
tr.v. per·pe·trat·ed, per·pe·trat·ing, per·pe·trates
To be responsible for; commit: perpetrate a crime; perpetrate a practical joke. harassment against women in public or in the workplace.
The existing laws do not give much weight for verbal harassment and consider intentional touching to be a "sexual assault."
"We need to revive our social codes that used to shame and criminalize sexual harassment," Bahnasy said.Aa -- AFP with additional reporting by Daily News Egypt reporter Manar Ammar.
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