HarassMap is a volunteer-based initiative with the mission of ending the social acceptability of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt. Launched in 2010, they were also the first independent initiative to work on sexual harassment and assault in Egypt.
They work to achieve their mission by using an integrated approach that combines online and mobile technology, research, and communications campaigns, to support a huge on-the-ground mobilization effort in 22 governorates across Egypt. All their activities are focused on changing perceptions so that people start seeing sexual harassment and assault as the crime it actually is and start standing up to it before and when they see it happen. This way, by making sexual harassment and assault socially unacceptable and difficult to get away with, they believe we can discourage harassing behavior and seriously reduce it.