Hana*, 27, faced relentless pressure from her family to be what they considered normal for a young Egyptian woman.

"They just want me to be a normal girl in Egyptian society and be traditional — get married, have a family, have kids, don't work too much," she explains.

On Sunday in Cairo's Tahrir Square, tens of thousands of Egyptians gathered to celebrate the official announcement that Mohammed Morsi would become Egypt's first democratically elected president.

They don't leave unless they're going to the president's home or they're dead," she says.

Gender-based violence and harassment are alarmingly common in Egypt.

"I will overcome this and come back stronger and wiser," she wrote.

"My documentary will be fuelled by my passion to help make people aware of just how serious this issue is, and that it’s not just a passing news story that briefly gets people’s attention then is forgotten.

Should women have the same right to access the internet as men? "When we asked about a woman's right to work and economic independence, women were in favour of being in political leadership.

But when it comes down to sexuality it's where women are as conservative, if not more so than men."For example, when people were asked if "a man who rapes a women and marries her should not be prosecuted", 33 per cent of women agreed, as opposed to 28 per cent of men.

A police officer told her parents that she had a legal right to live alone and they weren't permitted to beat her in the streets.

An argument ensued but she left the station alone without pressing charges."In our society women have to live with their family until they're married or dead.

According a 2017 UN Women report, just more than 8 per cent of men and about a third of women believe that unmarried women should have the same right as unmarried men to live alone.