Mira Shihadeh

From the Women News Network:

In a strong public statement to stop sexual harassment and violence against women in Egypt, graffiti artist Mira Shihadeh’s artwork is recognizable. This work is part of the political graffiti on building facades facing Mohammed Mahmoud Street in downtown Cairo. It shows a woman in a red dress brandishing a spray can (perhaps mace or something else) against her assailants to keep them away from harming her. Many women throughout Cairo today want the courage to take back the public spaces that have been limited to them due to increasing sexual harassment violence


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