Cairo University President Gaber Nassar participated in a march of combating harassment and violence against women. The march toured around Cairo University with Cairo University Vice-Presidents, professors, students, some community representatives, Women UN, Women National Council, the Director of Anti-Harassment Unit Maha El-Saeed and a band of youth. The march was organized in the framework of Cairo University participation in International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, sponsored by UN sixteen-day campaign. The march was launched from the university dome yard at 12 p.m. and toured around the university.
Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar said ،،the march of combating harassment and violence against women inside Cairo University in cooperation with Women National Council, British Council, Women UN under the guise of ،،secure education,, . They distributed information materials among students on the social and legal framework of combating harassment and violence against women.
Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar added that ،،punishment for this phenomenon is going to be strict. ,, He said that ،،Anti-Harassment Unit, at Cairo University, enlisted the University in the list of International Organizations for the Elimination of Violence against Women. ,, He pointed out that ،،activities will continue until December 10. ,,
The Director of Anti-Harassment Unit at Cairo University Maha El-Saeed said ،،the unit chose a message that is aimed at the university youth by spreading knowledge onequality, enhancing protection of women against violence and raising awareness of an academic education secure for all among them by a group of activities that students, academic staff members and employees participate in within the sixteen-day campaign which encounters violence against women. ,,
The concluding ceremony on December 10 witnesses a march of Faculty of Mass Communication students at the campus yard to be attended by Cairo University Prof. Dr. Gaber Nassar, The Head of Board of Directors of Women National Council Maya Morsy. Cooperation protocol will be signed between Cairo University and Women National Council. A film on the campaign activities between the unit and Women National Council will be screened. The ceremony will be concluded by honoring winners in different competitions.
The UN allocated International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women for raising the public awareness and gathering people for making change concerning the issues of combating violence and harassment with all its forms.
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