Women Activists Call Harassment of Middle Eastern Women a National Security Threat

Beyond the Veil| Activists from 17 countries across the Middle East met in Cairo for a two-day conference on the harassment of women.

As reported earlier at Anne of Carversville, women say modesty is not the issue. Wearing a face veil or niqab offers women no safety from harassment. Women across the region are calling the situation a national security issue and express concern for the safety of ttheir daughters.

In Egypt 83 percent reported being verbally or physically abused. In Lebanon, more than 30 percent said they had been harassed. Read on in Global Futures