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Mariam Kirollos

Greek Translation of Jadaliyya's 'Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities'

[Downtown Cairo Graffiti. Image by Soraya Morayef]

[This article was originally written by Mariam Kirollos and published by Jadaliyya in English. It was translated into Greek by Kostis Tsioulakis and published by Barikat.]  Σεξουαλική Βία στην Αίγυπτο: Μύθοι και ...

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Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities

[Downtown Cairo Graffiti. Image by Soraya Morayef]

In memory of Eman Mustafa. Last September, sixteen-year-old Eman Mustafa was walking with a friend in the village of Arab Al Kablat in Assiut, when a man groped her breasts. She turned to face him and spat in his face. He shot her dead with an automatic rifle as a price for her bravery. Mustafa’s death was an eye-opener to those who claim that sexual violence is an urban issue. Thanks to human rights organizations and activist groups, Eman's killer was sentenced to life ...

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Mariam Kirollos

 

Mariam Kirollos is an Egyptian human rights advocate and a feminist activist. She is a founding member of Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment/Assault. She tweets at @MariamKirollos