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It's almost impossible to not have a day go by without hearing about an incident of sexual harassment, assault or rape occurring somewhere in the world. Then come the proactive hash tags, fan pages of support, and a myriad of online petitions. Armchair activism in full effect. And this is precisely what Cairo-based NGO worker Rebecca Chiao did NOT want to happen when she initiated a team of volunteers to fight the problem of sexual harassment on the streets of their city. When she was introduced to social mapping and heard that half of the many cellphone users in Egypt were women, she knew exactly what to do.