"Bodyguards" began patrolling demonstrations in Cairo's Tahrir Square at the weekend, aiming to keep women safe from sexual assault.
The UN said it has reports of more than two dozen sexual assaults on women on their way to or at the latest wave of mass protests against Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
In one case a woman was raped with a blade while at a Tahrir rally. Police rarely intervene in the assaults.
If you appreciated this article then please consider donating to the Morning Star's Fighting Fund to ensure we can keep developing your paper.
Donate to the Fighting Fund here
Foreign Minister Alistair Burt's admission that the Cameron government has "supported" a survey of attitudes to US drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas amounts to a tacit admission of British involvement.
As Britain faces a new housing crisis we can learn from an occasion when tenants banded together to beat their landlord - and won new council housing
Iain Duncan Smith's brainchild came into force at the end of last month. It's bad news for almost everyone