The Egyptian Ministry of Justice has put forward a new law that will ensure the privacy and anonymity of women who need to speak out about sexual harassment, abuse, or rape, or anyone who chooses to testify on these matters.
The Prime Minister approved the new law which protects victims and their identity within the legal system.
رئيس الوزراء يوافق علي مشروع القانون المقدم من وزارة العدل " علي أن تكون بيانات المجني عليهن بجرائم التحرش والاعتداء الجنسي " سرية " ، علي أن يعاقب من يفشي هذه السرية بالمادة 310 من قانون العقوبات— mohamed el kholy (@MElKholy) https://twitter.com/
MElKholy/status/“>July 8, 2020 1280909632731561985?ref_src= twsrc%5Etfw
This comes after a 21-year-old Egyptian university student was arrested within days after hundreds of women took to social media to share accusations of sexual assault and harassment against him.