“Nobody violated my honor, it’s Egypt whose honor was violated. And I will go on till the end to get her rights.”
–Samira Ibrahim, who bravely came forward to file lawsuits against the military for forcing captured Egyptian female protesters to undergo so-called 'virginity testing.' Although a civilian administrative court ruled the military had acted improperly, the doctor responsible for these sexual assaults was acquitted of charges.
The New York Times describes Ibrahim as 'an icon of the nascent women’s movement — which has found new freedom to organize since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak last year — for pressing her case despite the stigma that has silenced most other women subjected to the tests.'