BBC announced its list of the 100 most inspiring women from around the world for 2020, and Assault Police founder Nadeen Ashraf is on the list of women fighting for change and making a difference.
Nadeen Ashraf, founder of Instagram page ‘Assault Police‘ which helped spark the #MeToo movement in Egypt.
BBC described Nadeen as “a philosophy student who believes in social media as a tool for change. She is passionate about spreading knowledge in a way that’s accessible to the general population.
Nadeen is the founder of Assault Police, an Instagram account where women in Egypt can share their stories of sexual harassment. Nadeen is now seen within the feminist movement as a linchpin for social change in the fight against sexual harassment.”
Nadeen is planning on starting a full-time organization that can support survivors; helping them become connected to professionals, legal aid, and therapy. She also plans to look into curating awareness programs for younger generations through schools or other institutions.
The BBC’s 100 Women team drew the list up based on candidates who had made the headlines or influenced important stories over the past 12 months, as well as those who have inspiring stories to tell, achieved something significant or influenced their societies in ways that wouldn’t necessarily make the news.