|Sent on:||Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:07 AM|
Stop mob assaults on Egyptian women
What if protesting put you at risk of sexual violence?
Mobs of men are sexually assaulting women and girls protesting in the vicinity of Egypt's iconic Tahrir Square. Law enforcement and other leaders are standing idle; some are blaming the women themselves and denouncing the protests.
Nearly 200 brutal attacks were reported in just four days. Will you help us pressure Egypt's leaders to condemn the violence now?
Please make an urgent donation to Amnesty so we can continue to document human rights abuses like these in Egypt and around the world.
This is not a new phenomenon. Attacks on women protesters have been reported during past protests in Egypt. However it is clear they have greatly increased in the latest unrest.
Amnesty has sent researchers to Egypt to document the abuses and provide videos and other materials that we can use to:
The time is now. Your donation will provide help and hope to peaceful protestors who face violence for speaking out against government oppression in Egypt and around the world.
Managing Director, Women's Human Rights Program
Amnesty International USA