31 January: Our volunteer team in Kafr Elsheikh conducted a street campaign to engage people to stand up to sexual harassment.
29 January: Our safe schools and universities team gave e a one day workshop in Beni Suef in cooperation with the medical students association (IFMSA).
25 – 27 December: HarassMap Academy Intensive took place in Cairo where 15 men and women took the workshop to become community mobilization captains and lead our on the ground work in their governorates.
18 December: Workshop, movie screening, and awareness activities at the Faculty of Mass Communication at Cairo University, in collaboration with the Cairo University anti-sexual harassment unit.
17 December: Our safe schools and universities team, together with captains Mayada Hussein and Maha Zakareya, held a panel discussion followed by a workshop, open mic and other performances to raise awareness of sexual harassment and how to stand up against it at Faculty of Fine Arts in Zamalek.
16 December: Screening of a short movie about sexual harassment in Sohag directed by Nura Farahat at Cairo University in collaboration with “Fou2o.”
16 December: Our safe schools and universities team conducted a workshop at the French University, and screened a short movie about sexual harassment.
15 – 16 December: Two days of anti-sexual harassment activities at Alsun Faculty, Ain Shams University against sexual harassment organised by our safe schools and universities team, including captains Yasmine Mohsen and Dunia Hasanein.
5 December: HarassMap participated in Rise your voice – a music festival against sexual harassment in Cairo.
December: Our volunteer captain Yasmeen Mohsen conducted a awareness activity and hosted an exhibition on sexual harassment titled “Know Your Rights” at Ain Shams University.
23 November: HarassMap participated in a panel on the role of media in portraying sexual harassment during a conference on sexual harassment in Cairo, organized by the CDS.
22 November: HarassMap gave a talk at Igmadi@School at the DEO German school in Cairo.
30 October: Amro, volunteer captain in Aswan, held a mobile academy event where HarasssMap trained members of Ganoubeyat initiative.
27 October: Eman, our captain in Arish, held a community mobilization session at a girls’s school talking to students about sexual harassment and debunking common myths about it.
24 October: Our Safe Schools and Universities team held a workshop at Townhouse Gallery about how to tackle sexual harassment and how to talk about it.
22 October: Eman, our captain in Arish, held a community mobilization session at a boys’s school in Arish.
5 October: Community mobilization event led by our volunteer captain Nouran Sakr in Menufeya talking to people on the streets trying to convince them to intervene when they see sexual harassment happening around their area.
20 September: Community mobilization event led by captain of volunteers in Minya, Shady Magdy. Volunteers talked to bystanders trying to convince them to stand up against sexual harassment when they see it happening in their areas.
19 July: Community Mobilization event by volunteers in Ismaileya lead by our volunteer captain Kamilia ElKady.
13 July: Community Mobilization event by volunteers in Minya led by our volunteer captain Merna Magdy to talk to people on the streets in their area to convince them to intervene in case of being subject to or witnessing sexual harassment.
22 June: At our conference “Technology for Social Change: Crowdsourcing to End Sexaul Harassment in Egypt” we published the results of our 2 year research study on the effectiveness of crowdsourcing as a data collection method for research on sensitive issues such as sexual harassment.
June 8: Volunteer training in Teema, Sohag was facilitated by our Sohag community captain Azza Fahmy Eleish.
June 7: At mobile academy in Ismailia 12 volunteers were trained with the help of one of our community captains Kamilia Elkady and together they conducted their first neighborhood mobilization activity.
7 June: At Igmadi 5 in Alexandria, we participated by sharing our new Mesh Sakta bags, and material from our campaigns Mesh Sakta and Debunking myths. In between Zumba and self defense sessions, our communications manager Allaa Saad also spoke about our work, and about standing up to sexual harassment.
May 23-24: We participated in ‘Dardasha Masreya’ at the Swedish Institute in Alexandria, where our Community Mobilization Unit Head Hussein Elshafei together with our Alexandria volunteer team, and Walaa El Hawary, lead 25 participants through a 2 day workshop and a neighborhood mobilization activity on the streets of Alexandria. The event also included a cycling activity.
1 – 5 May: 14 new volunteer captains from 11 governorates participated in our third HarassMap Academy training camp.
19 April: We held our first training workshop for 12 new volunteer captains for our Safe Schools and Universities program at our new office in Maadi.
12 – 13 April: Azza Fahmy Eleish, one of our Community Captains, lead workshops in Sohag and two neighboring villages for our volunteer teams. After each workshop, the teams went out on the streets to talk to people and convince them to stand up to sexual harassment when they see it happening.
12 April: Amel Fahmy, one of our Co-Founders, gave a talk at TEDxCairo 2014 EQUILIBRIM. She talked about how to address myths and misconceptions about sexual harassment using crowdsourced data (our reports), and how to create a critical mass of people who reject sexual harassment and take action to stand up to it.
3 April: Our Kafr Elsheikh team went out on a community mobilization day. When approached, all members of the neighbourhood expressed their disapproval of, and zero tolerance towards, sexual harassment and assault. As part of the activity, our volunteers asked people to participate in our campaign Mesh Sakta (“Don’t be silent”) and to share their stories of standing up to sexual harassment. We received 20 stories that we shared on social media to inspire as many people to take action too.
27 March: Our community mobilization volunteer team in Damanhour conducted a neighborhood mobilization activity. The team went out on the streets talking to people and encouraging them to stand up to sexual harassment and assault by intervening when they see it happening. They also distributed our Mesh Sakta (“Don’t be silent”) campaign materials that provide ideas on how women can stand up to sexual harassment and support other women they witness being harassed.
22 March: Igmadi 4 took place at the Semiramis Hotel in Cairo. We shared ideas on how women can stand up to sexual harassment and assault, whether for themselves or others as part of our campaign Mesh Sakta (“Don’t be silent”). Alaa Saad spoke on stage about how she stood up to sexual harassment by bringing a harasser to court. Our photographer Nelly El Sharkawi also took pictures of women sharing their statements of how they have, or will, stand up to sexual harassment next to our Mesh Sakta banner.
18 March: Ahmad Hegab, our Safe Areas and Safe Schools and Universities Field Manager, gave a presentation on HarassMap and sexual harassment and assault at the American University of Cairo (AUC) at an event that was attended by over 150 students. The presentation was followed by a lively debate covering the issue of sexual harassment in public spaces, the recent mob assault at Cairo University and the media’s impact and role in influencing perceptions around sexual harassment and assault.
7 – 8 March: Our third Level 2 volunteer training and 3einy X 3einak event took place in Kafr Elsheikh. Alongside the training sessions, the event also featured guest speaker and filmmaker Aida Elkashef who spoke about violence against women and screened her short film “A tin tale”.
28 February – 1 March: Following our successful Level 2 volunteer training and 3einy X 3einak event in Port Said, we had our second event in Minya. This was a two-day event and included facilitation skills training, neighborhood mobilization activities, the screening of a short film called “Libido,” an open mic session, and a public event together with Ded El Ta7arosh.
27 February: Nesma El Sehmawy, one of our Community Captains in Kafr ElSheikh, gave a presentation about HarassMap and about sexual harassment in Egypt for 25 students in American Studies at the American University in Cairo.
24 – 26 February: Angie Abdelmomem, our Research Consultant, attended a workshop co-organized by CIVICUS and the Engine Room in Istanbul, Turkey. HarassMap was one of six organizations showcasing its approach to technology used in combating sexual harassment.
18 – 20 February: Amel Fahmy, one of our Co-Founders, attended the South-South Development EXPO event in Doha, Qatar, where she spoke about the use of crowdsourcing to generate information on sexual harassment in Egypt.
15 February: Hussein Elshafei, our Community Mobilization Unit Head, took part in Build, Engage, Grow “Knowledge Space”, a community management seminar hosted by the Greek campus in Cairo. Hussein’s talk was entitled “Driving the community towards the tipping point” and he spoke about HarassMap’s volunteer-based approach to community building by engaging bystanders to create a critical mass of individuals who have a zero-tolerance attitude to sexual harassment in their neighborhoods.
February 12: We launched our campaign Mesh Sakta (Don’t be silent’)that inspires women to stand up to sexual harassment and assault that happens to them and others around them, and to take an active role in ending this epidemic by refusing to stay silent.
9 February: We joined Women on Walls (WOW) for their 6-day graffiti workshop in downtown Cairo. Members of our community mobilization teams were on site at the wall where graffiti artists from across Egypt were working. They talked to passers-by and engaged in discussions about sexual harassment and assault and talked to them about our work to end the social acceptability of sexual harassment and assault in Egypt.
17 – 18 January: Our first level 2 HarassMap Academy (HMA) event took place in Port Said. This is the first in a series of community-based training events where our local community teams participate together with community captains who travel to the event from across Egypt as part of their level 2 HMA follow-up training curriculum. This event also included the public activity “3einy x 3einak” including a workshop with Ded Ta7rosh and an open mic session that was moderated by Noha Sabry, community mobilization team captain in Cairo.