Egyptian woman survives knife attack by boyfriend in Mansoura city

Egyptian woman survives knife attack by boyfriend in Mansoura city
An Egyptian woman was lucky enough to survive a femicide attempt northwest of the capital Cairo.
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Egypt - Cairo
14 September, 2022
Statistically, around 7.8 million Egyptian women are subjected to gender-based violence annually. [Getty]

An Egyptian woman survived an attack in Mansoura city in Dakahliya province, northeast of the capital Cairo, the interior ministry said in a statement at a late hour on Tuesday.  

As she was walking on the street, the victim ran into two men, one of who she had reportedly been in a relationship, the ministry's statement read.

When the other man flirted with her, she blamed her boyfriend for not standing up for her. The boyfriend was offended by the claim and attacked her with a knife, the statement added. 

The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital as police apprehended the two men.

No further details were immediately available, particularly the medical condition of the victim.

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Over the past months, Egypt witnessed three cases of femicide that made news headlines.

Last month, a 29-old man shot dead a 19-year-old university student in Menoufia province, north of the capital Cairo, for rejecting to marry him. One day later, his body was found on the Alexandria-Agricultural Road in what appeared to be a suicide.

A month earlier, an Egyptian court sentenced to death a man, who confessed to the horrific killing of university student Naira Ashraf by stabbing her outside campus in the northeastern Egyptian city of Mansoura, also for rejecting his marriage proposals.

Following Ashraf's murder, copycat incidents appeared across the Middle East -including Jordan and the UAE - sparking calls for more protection for women.

Statistically, around 7.8 million Egyptian women undergo a form of gender-based violence annually, whether perpetrated by a spouse/fiancé or individuals in her close circles or from strangers in public places, as per a UN survey released in 2015.