Egypt Sexual Assault University Heckle Girl Feminism Middle East
The girl, dressed in pink and with long, blonde hair, is heckled while walking through Cairo University YouTube / Asim Dief

A video has emerged of a female Cairo University student being heckled and whistled at by men as she walked through the campus.

The video has caused international condemnation of sexual harassment and the treatment of women in Egypt.

The girl is seen with long blonde hair, a pink shirt and pink shoes walking through the campus before a group of men gather around her and start whistling and shouting.

University guards had to escort the woman off of the premises for her own safety.

The Dean of Cairo University Law School, Gaber Nasser, said that the outfit the girl was wearing was "a bit unconventional" in an implication that her dress was to blame for the harassment.

"This girl entered the university wearing an abaya (loose cloak) and then took it off in the faculty, and appeared with those clothes, that caused, in reality - but this doesn't justify at all [the incident]," he told Egyptian channel ONTV.

Nasser later refuted the quotes attributed to him on Twitter, writing: "I assure that this is not true and I apologise for the misunderstanding and I repeat that those who (harassed the girl) will be severely punished."