PLAYING A ROLE Standing up, speaking out

Modeling healthy behavior between genders is an important part of ending sexual harassment. During an event put on by UN Women Egypt as part of their Safe Cities program, USAID’s Egypt Mission Director, Sherry Carlin, joined in on the role play. Carlin and other program staff put on a show for the children to exhibit how they could respond to harassment in a common city setting — taxi cabs.

Partners and volunteers with UN Women’s Safe Cities initiative later met to discuss the responsibility that every member of the community has in preventing and ending sexual harassment in Cairo.

Nermeen Ibrahim joined the conversation and shared her story of finding the courage to do something to improve her city. By finding her voice to speak out against sexual harassment, Nermeen has conquered the fear that used to overtake her whenever she would leave her home.

Little by little, these advocates are creating an Egypt that says no to sexual harassment.

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