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AUC SpeakUp

The American University in Cairo has a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment. The University is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination. #AUCSpeakUp is a University-wide initiative to reinforce AUC’s legacy of equity, inclusiveness and a safe campus.


Visit this website to learn about the University’s anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy, steps on how to report, helpful resources, online training, important contacts and more. AUC is committed to maintaining learning and working environments that are free from all forms of harassment and discrimination, and accordingly adopts this Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination Policy.

English Version of the Policy           Arabic Version of the Policy

AUC SpeakUp Pillars




We stand together as a community against any form of harassment and discrimination.



We prevent harassment and protect the confidentiality of those who come forward.



We empower all members of our community through a culture of equity and inclusion.



We are accountable for our actions and report any misconduct.



We know AUC's policy and share responsibility for raising awareness.

AUC SpeakUp Dialog Series

As the leading University in Egypt, AUC is keen to play a role in raising awareness about sexual harassment as an important social issue and support national and global efforts, in particular as they relate to college campuses. As part of its AUC SpeakUp initiative, the University is proud to partner with other institutions and prominent influencers to create a dialog series designed to raise awareness and advance this critical conversation. AUC will continue to reinforce its legacy of equity, anti-harassment and non-discrimination policy and having a safe campus environment.

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Msh Zanbik Theatre Performance

Msh Zanbik, formerly You W-Ana Too is an original play written in Arabic and English by young Egyptian women and men. Msh Zanbik explores the issue of sexual harassment from multiple perspectives: family and couple, bystander, victim and perpetrator, male and female, power and incapacity.

We did a multi-country survey in the region — 40-60 % of women have faced some sort of harassment, and 30-64% of men interviewed admitted to have perpetuated harassment.

Christine Arab
UN Women Egypt country representative

A lot of times, when the victim talks about what she’s exposed to, the family sees it as a way of shaming them. This is why we need awareness and empowerment.

Hani Henry
Associate professor of psychology; associate dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

The problem is the context in which violence against women is presented. There isn't a single movie or TV series that presents the legal ramifications for harassment despite the... the existing laws.

Amel Fahmy (MA '10)
Managing director, Tadwein gender research center

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