The new map app named ‘HarassMap’, aims to stop the social acceptability of sexual harassment in the North African country.
According to the CNN, HarassMap uses a simple SMS-based system to enable victims and witnesses to anonymously report sexual harassment incidents as soon as they happen.
Rebecca Chiao, who co-founded HarassMap, said a user needs to dial 6069 and then type ‘what happened and where’
The incoming reports is then verified and placed on a Google map of Egypt, creating a web-based documentation of the extent of the problem.
When sexual harassment hotspots are identified, HarrassMap volunteers visit these areas as part of a community outreach program aimed at raising awareness and ending tolerance of these kinds of incidents, the report said.
The aim of this volunteer-based initiative is to stop the social acceptability of sexual harassment in the North African country.
Washington: Now, an innovative tool has emerged in Egypt to empower female victims of crimes like verbal harassment, groping, stalking and indecent exposure.
First Published: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 16:13