Officials from the police and the Community Development Authority said yesterday they would work together on plans to combat boyat.
“The security awareness administration at Dubai Police is currently planning the launch of campaigns targeting transsexuals, boyat, domestic violence and sexual harassment,” police said in a statement…
Boyat met news of the campaign with indifference. They said they were already the target of similar efforts on school campuses and elsewhere in public.
“I didn’t become a boyah because of something at school or because I met a boyah in a social gathering,” said a 20-year-old Emirati woman, who declined to be identified by anything more than a nickname, Kool Boyah. “I am a boyah because of what happened at home.”