Farah Shash

Chair, HarassMap

Farah Shash is a Community Psychologist working in the fields of Human Rights and Community Development, specialized in issues of gender and sexual and gender-based violence.

She received her Bachelor degree in Psychology from the American University in Cairo in 2009. She also graduated with a master’s degree in Community Psychology in 2012 from the American University in Cairo and her thesis was an assessment of Gender Mainstreaming as a public policy tool to achieve gender equality in Egypt; before and after the revolution.

Farah has nine years of experience in the field of sexual and gender-based violence and has experience working with Egyptian and refugee women survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and trafficking. She also has experience in service provision, project design, research, strategic planning, policy research, and advocacy. She worked as a consultant for nonprofit and for-profit organizations such as Plan International, Save The Children, and Center for Development Services.

Farah is currently the Chair of HarassMap, a volunteer-based organization working to end sexual harassment in Egypt.