Abstract

One of the problems which Egypt has been facing for many years is sexual harassment against women and girls, and the problem is increasing day by day until it became hard to control. This study focuses on the important role of NGOs in fighting sexual harassment. NGOs provide psychological and legal support to sexual harassment victims, and do awareness campaigns, creative activities to increase people’s awareness and encourage females to file a case against the harasser to take their rights. The study also shows how scholars perceived role of NGOs, the importance of partnership between the government and NGOs and sexual harassment in Egypt. The researcher mentions four international experiences in combatting sexual harassment and the lessons learned from these experiences. This study shows some sexual harassment cases which happened in Egypt, it addresses three Egyptian NGOs as case studies and the results they achieved in increasing women’s and girls’ awareness regarding sexual harassment. After the researcher did some interviews with NGOs and government representatives, it was found that both the governmental sectors and NGOs are working from their point of view only in solving the problem and there is lack of trust between them. The study proposes some recommendations to put an end to sexual harassment or at least limit it, such as give police officers training about how to deal with sexual harassment victims, organize more awareness campaigns widely, and allow women to have a role in the decision making process regarding females’ issues.

Department

Public Policy & Administration Department

Degree Name

MA in Public Administration

Graduation Date

2-1-2015

Online Submission Date

January 2016

First Advisor

El Baradaei, Laila

Committee Member 1

Bhuiyan, Shahjahan

Committee Member 2

Barsoum, Ghada

Document Type

Master's Thesis

Extent

102 p.

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The author retains all rights with regard to copyright. The author certifies that written permission from the owner(s) of third-party copyrighted matter included in the thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study has been obtained. The author further certifies that IRB approval has been obtained for this thesis, or that IRB approval is not necessary for this thesis. Insofar as this thesis, dissertation, paper, or record of study is an educational record as defined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 USC 1232g), the author has granted consent to disclosure of it to anyone who requests a copy.

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