According to the United Nations, 99.3percent of women in Egypt have experienced some form of sexual harassment, with 81 percent reporting frequent harassment while using public transport. To tackle this, Cairo’s metro service now features billboards of cartoons that advocate against sexual harassment.
They feature a woman in various scenarios: on the street, the metro or a bus. The emotional toll of harassment on the woman is depicted through thought bubbles as men verbally abuse her. The cartoons remind commuters of the important roles that women play in Egyptian society, for example as doctors, engineers and teachers. They also remind commuters that sexual harassment affects everyone.
The prevalent mentality that blames the victim for her looks, behavior or clothing must be addressedYara al-Wazir