Profile: HarassMap (Egypt)

In recent years, sexual harassment in Egypt has become a major concern.  According to a UN report, sexual harassment is so common that people have become accustomed to such occurrences, and those witnessing harassment rarely act to prevent it.[1]  Social acceptance of...

Combating Violence Against Women in Egypt

By France Bognon
A recent study showed that 99.3% of Egyptian women are sexually harassed at some point in their life. In 2011, three friends living in Cairo, had had enough, and they formed Bassma in an attempt to challenge the status quo.