sexual harassment

Dean accuses woman of ‘provocative dress’ after Egypt campus sex assault

Although cases of sexual harassment are common in Egypt, this one particularly shocked the nation. A young woman was assaulted by a group of students in broad daylight at a university campus. The university’s dean as well as several journalists were quick to point the finger at her clothes, which they say were too provocative. Read more...


Wary of walking home alone after dark? Call the Brooklyn Bike Patrol

The Brooklyn Bike Patrol is, for lack of a better term, an escort service. Just a dial away, it is a free service made up entirely of volunteers who ride out to meet clients as they arrive at their local subway station, and then escort them safely to their homes. Talk about being a good Samaritan. Read more…

‘SlutWalk’ goes global after policeman’s rape insult

When a Toronto police officer made the off-the-cuff remark that women shouldn’t ‘dress like sluts’ to avoid being sexually victimised, he probably didn’t expect the worldwide wave of indignation his comment would unleash. From Canada to Australia, an international series of marches known as “SlutWalks” are being organised by women protesting for the right to wear what they like and behave how they choose without facing sexual harassment. Read more…

Indian women learn karate - to thwart male aggressors

More and more Indian women are signing up to learn karate, Israeli krav-maga and traditional stick-fighting. Not to protect themselves against thieves, but against the sexually frustrated. Read more...

Photos of women stripped naked and humiliated, posted online

Photographs of Guineans being humiliated naked in the street during last Monday's opposition crackdown are circulating on the Net. One of our Observers says he witnessed the scene when this photo was taken. Read more...