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  6/6/2014, Sivan 8, 5774

Egypt Criminalizes Sexual Harassment

Egypt took a major step forward for women's rights on Friday, by criminalizing sexual harassment for the first time, according to Ahram Online. Outgoing president Adly Mansour issued a decree making the crime punishable by a minimum six-month jail term and fines between 3,000-5,000 Egyptian pounds ($419-714), with increased penalties for employers.