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We Will Wear Dresses on 24 August حق المراة فى الاختيار

23-08-2013

24  اغسطس – دعوة لاحترام حقوق المراة وحقها فى الاختيار والنظر اليها باعتبارها مشاركة فى الحياة مثل الرجل.

  /   August 22, 2013

Online campaign calls for women to take back their power and wear what they want

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The group uses old Egyptian photos as proof and encouragement, Photo from Hanlbes Fasateen Facebook Group

The group uses old Egyptian photos as proof and encouragement, Photo from Hanlbes Fasateen Facebook Group

By Hadeel Hegazy

A new Facebook campaign has been launched calling for Egyptian women to take back their right to dress as they please: Hanlbes Fasateen, or We Will Wear Dresses.  The event is set to take place on 24 August and encourages women to wear a dress or skirt as they go about their days without being harassed or deemed inappropriate.

“The aim behind the campaign is urging girls to feel free to wear what they want; it’s their basic right,” said Michael Nazeehs, one of the campaign founders. The slogan of the campaign stems from the fact that many women feel restricted in their attire due to prevalent sexual harassment on the street. “We want them to say, ‘we are not afraid; we will wear what we want,’” Nazeehs said.

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