“A year has passed since Egyptian army soldiers stripped a female protester in Tahrir Square, beat her, and stomped on her half-naked body with their boots. The image circulated worldwide and the girl with the blue bra – whose identity remained unknown, but who in Egypt was dubbed ‘Sitt el Banat’ (‘A Woman Among Girls’) – became a symbol for all the other female protesters who took to the streets during this time and were met with assault, beatings, arbitrary detentions, verbal abuse, rape threats, and more.
We would like to commemorate this time, not just for the horrors it contained, but for the strength, dignity, and defiance of Sitt el Banat and the thousands of other women who still face a campaign to deter women from political participation — and who continue, despite threats to their safety and well-being, to take to the streets to fight for what they believe in.
What would you like to say to Sitt el Banat and others like her?
Please send us your own letters/messages to them on facebook, or twitter @harassmap or email at firstname.lastname@example.org”
After someone asked what happened to the woman, a SSH Facebook member wrote:
“She is alive and she is now advocate for women rights! this is a link for her testimony http://youtu.be/QxoZoQqTRQg (Arabic) She is activist and member in 6th October political movement.”Share on Facebook