Today there was a historical court order against Sexual harassment in Egypt , a victory to Laila, a victory to all women in Egypt.
Noha stood bravely on behalf of all the girls and women in Egypt.
The Sexual harasser Gabril took 3 years in jail and this considered the first court rule in the history for the first time in Egypt.
Already I want to say something , the judge made the trial a secret trial which means no one except the involved parties attended the trial despite that the family of the harasser and the friends of Noha attended the historical trial.
Of course the family of the harasser defended their son and accused Noha as if they do not have a girl , saying that they are from the country side with morals that do not permit them to act like this !! And Noha the rude city girl said the word “boobs” in the police reports !! No good girl should stay this word !! Let them say what they want !!
Of course it is still long road but Noha ,the brave Laila .
To break the silence and taboo , it is not a shame to report sexual harassment , the real shame is to shut up.
Prophet Mohamed ‘PBUH’ once said : The one who does not show or does not speak about the truth is a silent devil .
The person who sees a sexual harassment incident in front of his eyes and does not report or even it try to stop it is a silent devil.If we are real religious society that follows the Sunna then why we do not follow this important rule.
The girl or the woman who fears to report the harassment incident is a silent devil because may be she survived a sexual harassment but another sister of her can be a victim of rape from the same person if he is not stopped.
The father or family who does not support her daughter to take her right think that it is sort of shame to open this taboo because it is a stain ,they are a family of devil.
Do not be a silent devil.
The police will take it seriously if they find people are taking seriously.
By the way there is an investigation in the interior ministry about the disgraceful treatment Noha received in the police station.
Here is an interview in the 7th day weekly newspaper with Noha Roshdy
Photographs : Noha in the trial ,the source the 7th day Weekly newspaper.