Studies and reports

Here is a list of some of some existing scholarly research on sexual harassment in Egypt.

If you know of other works, or are working on some yourself, please let us know and we will add it to the list! The more we work together, sharing information and resources, the better we become at combating sexual harassment.

Research by HarassMap:

HARASSMAP (2019) Anti-Sexual Harassment Activism and Changing Social Norms in Egypt.docx


HarassMap (2014). “Towards a Safer City – Sexual Harassment in Greater Cairo: The Effectiveness of Crowdsourced Data” – Full Report

 HarassMap (2014). “Towards a Safer City – Sexual Harassment in Greater Cairo: The Effectiveness of Crowdsourced Data”-Executive summary


In English:

Abdelmonem, A. and Galan, S. (2017). "Action-Oriented Responses to Sexual Harassment in Egypt: The Cases of HarassMap and WenDo" Journal of Middle East Women's Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1, March 2017.

Abdelmonem, Angie (2016). "Anti-Sexual Harassment Activism in Egypt: Transnationalism and the Cultural Politics of Community Mobilization," Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology, Arizona State University.

Abdelmonem, Angie (2015). “Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment in Egypt: A Longitudinal Assessment of el-Taharrush el-Ginsy in Arabic Online Forums and Anti-Sexual Harassment Activism," Kohl: a  Journal for Body and Gender Research, Vol. 1, No. 1.

Abdelmonem, Angie (2015). "Reconsidering De-Politicization: HarassMap’s Bystander Approach and Creating Critical Mass to Combat Sexual Harassment in Egypt," Égypte/Monde arabe, Troisième série, 13 | 2015.

Amar, Paul (2011). “Turning the Gendered Politics of the Security State Inside Out? Charging the Police with Sexual Harassment in Egypt,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 13:299-328.

Anderson, Kristine Ellen, (2012). "Sexual Harassment Discourse in Egypt: A Sociolinguistic Analysis," Thesis, University of Texas at Austin.

ECWR (2008). “Clouds in Egypt’s Sky – Sexual Harassment: From Verbal Harassment to Rape” 

Ebaid, Neama. “Sexual Harassment in Egypt – A Neglected Crime,” Thesis, American University in Cairo.

El Feki, S., Heilman, B. and Barker, G., Eds. (2017) "Understanding Masculinities: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) – Middle East and North Africa." Cairo and Washington, D.C.: UN Women and Promundo-US.

Fatima, Mareah Peoples (2008). “Street Harassment in Cairo: A Symptom of Disintegrating Social Structures,” The African Anthropologist, 15: 1-20. 

Hafez, Sherine (2012). “No Longer a Bargain: Women, Masculinity, and the Egyptian Uprising,” American Ethnologist 39:37-42.

Ilahi, Nadia (2009). “Gendered Contestations: An Analysis of Street Harassment in Cairo and its Implications For Women’s Access to Public Spaces,” Surfacing 2: 56-69.

Ilahi, Nadia (2008). "You Gotta Fight for Your Rights: Street Harassment and its Relationship to Gendered Violence, Civil Society, and Gendered Negotiations,” Thesis, American University in Cairo.

Kirollos, Mariam (2016). "The Daughters of Egypt are a Red Line: The Impact of Sexual Harassment on Egypt's Legal Culture," Kohl: a  Journal for Body and Gender Research, Vol. 2 No. 1.

Kirollos, Miriam (2013). “Sexual Violence in Egypt: Myths and Realities,” Yadaliyya.

Langohr, Vickie (2014). “New President, Old Pattern of Sexual Violence in Egypt,” Middle East Research and Information Project.

Langohr, Vickie (2013). “This is Our Square – Fighting Sexual Assault at Cairo Protests,” Middle East Report 268.

McRobie, Heather (2014). "Sexual Violence a"State Violence Against Women in Egypt 2011-2014,"" CMI Insight, September 2014, Vol. 7.

Nazra for Feminist Studies (2012). “I am coming back for you….I want to kill you – One Year of Impunity: Violations against Women Human Rights Defenders in Egypt from August to December 2011.”

Nazra for Feminist Studies (2012). “Testimonies on the Recent Sexual Assaults on Tahrir Square Vicinity.”

Peuchaud, Sheila (2014)."Social Media Activism and Egyptians’ Use of Social Media to Combat Sexual Violence: An HiAP Case Study," Health Promotion International, Vol. 29 No. S1.

Replogle, Elaine (2011). “Reference Groups, Mob Mentality, and Bystander Effect: A Sociological Analysis of the Lara Logan Case,Sociological Forum Vol.26 No.4.

Rizzo, Helen, Ann, Price and Katherine Meyer "Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign in Egypt," American University in Cairo.

Rifaat, Jasmine. “Blogging the Body: The Case of Egypt,” Surfacing.

Skalli, Loubna Hanna (2014). “Young Women and Social Media Against Sexual Harassment in North Africa,” Journal of North African Studies Vol.19 No.2.

Tadros, Mariz (2014). “Reclaiming the Streets For Women’s Dignity: Effective Initiatives in the Struggle Against Gender-Based Violence in between Egypt’s Two Revolutions,” Evidence Report No.48.

Tadros, Mariz (2013). “Politically Motivated Sexual Assault and the Law in Violent Transitions: A Case Study from Egypt,” Evidence Report No.8.

Tadros, Mariz. “Whose Shame Is It: The Politics of Sexual Assault in Morsi’s Egypt,” Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

UN Women (2013). “Sexual Harassment in Egypt. The Causes and Confrontation Methods.

Zaki Ahmed, Hind and Abdel Hamid, Dalia (2014). “Women As Fair Game in the Public Sphere: A Critical Introduction for Understanding Sexual Violence and Methods of Resistance,Yadaliyya.

For studies in Arabic, please visit this page.