CAIRO, March 8 (Xinhua) -- The Cairo University of Egypt organized
Wednesday a march on its campus under the theme of anti-sexual
harassment to mark the International Women's Day.
Held by the
university's anti-sexual harassment unit, the event was attended by
large numbers of students, academics and civil society activists, who
chanted slogans calling for gender equality.
demonstration, a number of university students and artists performed a
pro-women show that was largely applauded by the audience.
the Cairo University, Professor Gaber Nassar, said that the university
shows solidarity with all women worldwide, stressing that the society
should protect women and grant them all their legal rights.
community can improve without gender equality. Our university, which was
built by donations from an Egyptian princess decades ago, will always
champion and support women," Nassar said during the event.
of the University's anti-sexual harassment unit Maha al-Saeed said that
they seized the occasion to raise awareness about sexual harassment and
penalties of verbal and physical harassment.
"There is no difference between men and women...we both have rights and duties, we should respect each other," she said.
International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8 every year and it was adopted by the United Nations in 1975.