Some countries, such as Portugal and Argentina, already have laws banning street harassment and catcalling.
Other parts of the legislation will lengthen the time women have to lodge sexual assault complaints going back to their childhood, and establish an age below which a child cannot legally give consent to sexual acts.
The Egyptian capital Cairo is the world's most dangerous megacity for women, with high rates of harassment and a lack of opportunities.
In the Thomson Reuters Foundation poll, London ranked best metropolis for women.
The affair has led to an online campaign using the hashtag #Me Too on Twitter in which millions of women across the world have been sharing their expeiences of sexual harassment.French President Emmanuel Macron has also spoken out on the subject of sexual harassment during a televised interview on Sunday. the silence, the taboo, Today, too often, (women) don't press charges because they don't dare to." Macron also said he had started proceedings for Weinstein to be stripped of his Legion d'Honneur, France's highest award.Macron has pledged to tackle sexist male attitudes in public spaces, a problem that is also rife in French political life.() The allegation that the Hollywood mogul sexually assaulted numerous women should come as no surprise, says feminist Anne Wizorek.And yet, the fact that it does testifies to the silent prevalence of everyday sexism.