Iraqi women have started opening women-only cafes and restaurants where they can just avoid harassment. However, the women’s views are divided on whether these cafes are pockets of freedom from sexual harassment or the embodiment of segregation.
The Taa Marbouta organisation has held a number of seminars and workshops in camps around Ein Issa to discuss sexual harassment and gender-based violence in Syria in the hope of improving conditions for women.
New bill in Morocco imposes tougher penalties on various types of sexual violence and harassment against women, but critics say it falls short. The new law also redefines what constitutes sexual harassment, including signals of a sexual nature.
Egypt's highest Sunni Muslim authority, Al-Azhar, has recently released a statement which condemns all forms of harassment. The statement said that there are no justification for harassment and that "the one who carries it out is a sinner".
Earlier this month the Egyptian Supreme Judiciary Council decided to promote 16 female judges. While women have been latecomers to the Egyptian judiciary, they have been inching toward key posts in waves.
In Morocco, a law on violence against women was passed in February 2018. While this move is a good start, activists say that it hasn't gone far enough to protect women from sexual harassment. As a result some activists have launched individual initiatives to try and help victims of sexual harassment.