Amid Egypt's ongoing civil unrest, at least 25 women have been sexually assaulted during clashes in Tahrir Square, according to local women's rights campaigners.
Several cases of sexual assault have been reported from Tahrir Square on Friday, 19 being cases of women being groped, verbally assaulted or raped.
An Egyptian woman less than 20 years old was sexually assaulted on Friday night amidst demonstrations in and around Tahrir. The assault caused cuts on the girl’s genitals.
A spokesperson for Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH), an activist group that aims to prevent sexual harassment, said the girl has since been released from the hospital.
OASH intervened in 15 of the 19 cases of sexual harassment reported. The encounters occurred between 5 pm 1 am Friday evening.