- Middle East/North Africa
Female students at the Ain Shams University Faculty of Arts sent a complaint to media outlets accusing their professors of sexual harassment. The National Council for Women demanded that the dean and the minister of higher education immediately begin investigations into the charges.
The students said they had to resort to the media because the university administration did not investigate the matter.
Leila Aboul Magd, head of the faculty’s Hebrew department, told the privately owned ONTV satellite channel on Wednesday that the students had shown her evidence of the harassment.
Other students are afraid to come out against the professors in case they are failed in their courses as retribution, she added.
Edited translation from MENA