Using Hi-tech aid to beat sexual harassment in Egypt

Hassmap, set to launch later this year in Egypt, will allow women to instantly report incidents of sexual harassment by sending a text message to a centralized computer. Victims will instantly receive a reply offering practical advice and support. The reports will be used to build a detailed and publicly available map of harassment hotspots. The activists behind the project hope to transform the social attitude towards the harassment of women and shame authorities into taking greater action.

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Information and picture taken from:
Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/19/women-egypt-sexual-harassment-harassmap

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern

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