Wishing away street harassment

The Nefsi ("I Wish") campaign was conceived by a group of independent Egyptian activists who decided to take a public stand against street harassment and take the online conversation, offline. In May 2012, through a Facebook group they mobilised 80 people to stand and create a 'human chain' on the sidewalks of Mahandessin, Cairo.

Each participant was given a message to hold up, starting with 'I wish': “I wish I could feel safe in the streets" and "I wish you'd understand that I don't like it when you harass me." Read more about the campaign here

Photo credit: UN Women/ Fatma Elzahraa Yassin.