Egypt's new law protects identities of women reporting sex abuse


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The law, which will give victims the automatic right to anonymity, comes as hundreds of women have started to speak up on social media about sexual assault. File Photo:Reuters

Egypt approved a new law recently to protect the identity of women who come forward to report sexual harassment or assault in a move that aimed to encourage women and girls to report cases of sexual violence.

The law, which will give victims the automatic right to anonymity, comes as hundreds of women have started to speak up on social media about sexual assault in a #MeToo movement in Egypt where women have long felt disadvantaged.

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