‘Why I didn’t report it’: Saudi women use social media to recount harassment


Saudi women use their mobile phones in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Women who report incidents have faced smear campaigns on social media and been blamed for being harassed, rights groups say. — Reuters

AMMAN: Hundreds of women in Saudi Arabia are taking to social media to share their experiences of sexual harassment in a rare exploration of a taboo topic in the ultra-conservative kingdom.

Using the hashtag “Why_I_didn't_report_it”, women and some men are recounting abuse endured at home or in public which they did not report to authorities fearing shame — or blame.

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