Iniatitve: Rise in verbal harassment incidents, no mob harassment on 2nd day of Eid

The level of verbal harassment in Downtown Cairo on Saturday rose to "unprecedented levels", while there were no incidents of mob harassment, the anti-sexual harassment group Shoft Taharosh (I Saw Harassment) said on Sunday. 
Saturday was the second day of the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday, typically celebrated for three days. The holiday, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, is usually marred by unusually high rates of sexual harassment, especially in central Cairo. 
Verbal harassment was so frequent that the group could not count the number of incidents, it said in a statement on its website. 
It added that physical harassment incidents have dropped on the second day of Eid compared to the first. 
All in all, sexual violence against women continued on the second day but dropped in comparison with the second, the group said. 
Shoft Taharosh sent out a team of volunteers to spread awareness on the issue and to intervene to stop harassment. 
Group volunteers intervened in 77 cases of verbal harassment and 28 cases of physical harassment on Saturday, saying they have noticed that the perpetrators have become more violent, showing hostility towards the volunteers. 
On Friday, at least 29 were arrested for sexual harassment, state-run Al-Ahram reported. 
This content is from : Aswat Masriya

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