Eman Helal | Just Stop
Country of origin: Egypt
Project location: Egypt
Program: Arab Documentary Photography Program
Gender-based violence against women is widespread in Egypt, seemingly ingrained as a societal norm. A 2013 United Nations report found that over ninety-nine percent of Egyptian women have experienced some form of gender-based abuse, whether physical, sexual, or psychological. As an Egyptian woman who faces a constant feelings anxiety in public spaces, Eman Helal decided to produce a story about the rampant sexual harassment in the streets of Egypt and the intensifying environment of fear as incidents of sexual violence continue to rise.