Tech startup HarassMap is taking a stand against harassment through one of the few places free speech remains relatively uncensored–the Internet. Since 2010, victims have been able to text, tweet or email the company to report assaults when they happen. HarassMap responds with advice on how to get help and posts the reported details to its site on a Google Map. A small team of local investigators then tries to verify the report.

Pennsylvania-born Rebecca Chaio co-founded HarassMap after a man exposed his genitals to her while she was leaving work in Cairo. Chiao recounted the experience to her female co-workers and discovered that all of them had suffered similar experiences. Since its inception, HarassMap has grown and is fielding reports from all over Egypt, allowing users to see where sexual harassment occurs most frequently in their city.

Learn more about HarassMap at the Global Envision website.