n Egypt, street art, which has become incredibly popularsince the revolution, is mainly created by men. However, women are now starting to join in, notably via the group “Women on Walls”, which has just launched a nationwide graffiti campaign to educate Egyptians about the difficulties faced by the country’s female population.
In December 2012, when the collective was launched, it only had 20 artists. Now there are 60, including about a dozen women. For these women, making their mark on public space is crucial: more than 80% of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed in the street, according to the Egyptian Centre for Women’s Rights.