NCW, female police secure women's celebrations in Sham el Nessim

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Mon, 29 Apr 2019 - 12:02 GMT

FILE - Egypt deploys female police to combat sexual harassment

FILE - Egypt deploys female police to combat sexual harassment


CAIRO – 29 April 2019: The National Council for Women (NCW) has equipped a room to receive women's probable complaints against harassment, and to rapidly intervene, during Sham al-Nessim celebrations on Monday.

Complaints can contact with the operation room via telephone number 15115.

Maya Morsy, head of the NCW, said that the room is prepared to provide social and legal support to women and girls, in the cases they seek to file lawsuits. She stressed the NCW’s continuous cooperation with the Ministry of Interior's violence against women unit.

As for streets and around cinemas, female police personnel have been deployed intensively, mainly to secure girls, and protect them against harassment. Also, Female police personnel are stationed in Downtown Cairo.

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