By Catriona Davies for CNN 'February 24, 2011 -- Updated 1635 GMT (0035 HKT)')February 24, 2011 11:35 a.m. EST');}February 24, 2011 11:35 a.m. EST
(CNN) -- A couple of days after the fall of Hosni Mubarak, 24-year-old Nawara Belal was driving in Cairo when she was verbally abused by an army officer.
"I got out of my car, opened the door of his car and slapped him in the face", she said. "I realized he wouldn't do anything about it, and it gave me the power to do what I wanted to do to every harasser in my past".
"I would never have been able to do that before the revolution".