Safety in the workplace: is it Possible?

Improve quality of life & productivity of 600 Egyptian women & men factory workers, regarding the potential threat of harassment @ workplace

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  • Yes, I'm eligible

Preferred language

  • English

Organization name

Not Guilty

Year founded

2012

Initiative stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Annual budget in 2017 (USD)

  • $50k - $100k

Number of beneficiaries impacted so far

  • 50 - 100

Organization type

  • Nonprofit, NGO, or citizen sector

Secondary Focus Area

  • Rural development

Headquarters location: Country

  • Egypt

Headquarters location: City

Heliopolis, Cairo

Location(s) of impact

Egypt: Port Said Egypt: Assiut. Egypt: Al Obour Egypt: Cairo Egypt: Al Minya.

Website

www.gheirmozneb.tv

Facebook URL

https://www.facebook.com/gheirmozneb/

Twitter URL

@gheirmozneb

Problem: What problem is this initiative trying to address?

Factory women are a marginalized group in the Egyptian society. 88% of factory women belong to poor families and contribute part or all their salary in the household. Main motive behind joining the labor force is the dire need to obtain an income regardless of how small it is. The inferior social and cultural status of these women contributes to exposing them to several forms of exploitation violence and discrimination at the work place.

Solution Summary: What is the proposed solution? What do you see as its most promising aspects for creating shared value?

Not Guilty: NG facilitators will implement anti harassment awareness sessions. Each factory will be visited four times per month reaching 60 factory workers per factory. The awareness session forms the central tenant of the proposed project. The material content, activities and pedagogy have been carefully developed to achieve real impact and behavioral changes among factory women and men. Women and men will understand the following Harassment and its social and financial implications. Knowledge of positive strategies for managing feelings and responding to negative situations Understanding healthy boundaries and respect for others Knowledge of ways for defense & reporting cases safely How to break the silence Engage bystanders Effect of harassment on productivity & stability of work place Support facilitator led group therapy sessions Ensure In-factory follow-up and support

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Specify both the social and the environmental impact of your work

In factory 1 Not Guilty provided the program to women only. There were 10 women involved three reported being harassed in the workplace (30%). On our way out of the factory, the men factory workers asked why they were not involved in this training. Not Guilty developed a program for men, and in our next factory with 20 men and 20 women involved 70% of men reported having no idea about the consequences of harassment on women; 75% were amazed that women do not like harassment. 60% of women said that after this training they are more prone to report if there is a safe way to report. 65% of women realized that harassment has nothing to do with the way a woman dresses; 80% had no clue of their rights. 100% of the men loved being involved in the program.

Financial sustainability plan: How is this initiative financially supported? How will you ensure its financial sustainability long-term?

1. Individual donations or gifts: 15% 2. Grants: 50% 3. Corporate contributions: 20% 4. Earned income: 15% 5. Partnership with private companies like Orange, Ashoka, ADEW, Hope Village, UN Women, GIZ (German Aid), Ford Foundation, New Woman Foundation, Adew, the Coptic Evangelical Organisation for Social Services. We are working to develop other relations in the private sector that could contribute financially with Not Guilty

Unique value proposition: What makes your initiative innovative? How does your project differ from other organizations working in the same field?

NG is the first NGO in Egypt to focus & work only on harassment & abuse hence the Ashoka fellowship.

Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that sparked the beginning of this initiative.

Working against sexual abuse since 2012 mainly among students, I discovered that some factory girls came for counseling suffering from consequences of being sexually abused in the workplace either by a manager, a supervisor or a colleague worker. I produced a documentary called 'A factory of Women" in partnership with the Ford Foundation. In 2015 I published a book: The Silver Box, 10 real stories of factory women who have been sexually abused. Yet, this was not enough. In October 2016 in partnership with GIZ (German Aid in Egypt) there was a platform on harassment in the workplace. Our group chose factory girls because they are a marginalized group. NG designed a program and piloted it in 2 factories. Aha, this needs to be nationwide.

Where did you hear about the Nestlé Creating Shared Value Prize?

  • Ashoka page or contact

Evaluation results

12 evaluations so far

1. Overall evaluation

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 66.7%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 25%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 8.3%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 0%

2. Innovation

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 66.7%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 25%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 8.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

3. Social and/or Environmental Impact

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 83.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 8.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 8.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

4. Financial sustainability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 100%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 42.9%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 14.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 14.3%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

5. Potential to Scale / Replicability

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 58.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 25%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 16.7%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

6. Organizational Leadership

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 75%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 16.7%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 8.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

7. Potential for Creating Shared Value

5 - Absolutely, 100%! - 58.3%

4 - I feel really good about this - very promising - 33.3%

3 - This has some good elements and some areas for development - 8.3%

2 - This doesn’t inspire me so much - 0%

1 - This entry is weak here - 0%

376 comments

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When this project will be implemented , as the safety of women’s specially work place environment comes first.

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When the competition results will show up . As I totally wished and support the prompt implementation of project.

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Very good job much needed every where

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Good job

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Very good

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Thank you

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I agree and support. Thanks ��

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God bless this work

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Great project and idea

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Thank you.

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I agree and fully support . Thanks ��

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Good job & great idea . God bless that

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Thank you Martina

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Great job idea and marvelous project

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Great and so inspiring! God bless this work, I'm so proud

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اوافق ������

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Great idea and implementation of the pilot project . I agree and support

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This great. Project that we need in our country. God bless you Dr

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Thank you Mona and you are part of its success.

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Fully support this great project that we need in our country, good job Dr. Laila

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Thank you for your confidence

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More than 85% of Egyptian women have been either abused or harassed. Safety inn the workplace is VERY MUCH NEEDED.
I have personally had Not Guilty do trainings at my workplace. They are verrry professional.

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Thank you for your confidence

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Photo of Mary Hosny

I fully support this project and idea.

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A great project that is truly needed in our society. .God bless your work and efforts.

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Thank you VIola

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How do you think harassment affects productivity & stability of work place?

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Great idea .. I fully support this wonderful project

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Thank you Iman. You are a wonderful trainer who will make this project succeed

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I am excited and humbled by all the comments. They show what a pivotal project this is and how everyone feels the urgency of applying it to our community. Thank you for your confidence.

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Nice
I am proud with u

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Photo of Rafik Bolis

Great idea I support

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Thank you Bahaa. You will make this project a success

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What a wonderful project. We badly need courageous non profits like Not Guilty. Way to go

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Thank you Wahid. With courage comes calculated responsibility

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Great �� idea I fully support.

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Very good idea

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Photo of Mary Hosny

Excellent pilot project with clear and positive results which showed leadership and perfect team work . Great accurate stastics

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the first pilot we trained only women. As we were leaving the factory the men asked why they were not trained too. SO the second factory Not Guilty designed a training for men. The results were amazing. I think men benefited more than women.

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Great courage idea .

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Great �� idea and project. I fully support Not Guilty and implementation of this project at Egypt.

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I agree this great �� idea and wish prompt implementation of this project by Not Guilty in all Egypt.

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100% supporting this project for women's safety , good job Not Guilty

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Photo of Mary Hosny

Excellent applied idea and pilot project

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Yes Rosette, women are so precious, they need to be safe a work

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I agree and support

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Photo of Rafik Bolis

I fully agree and support this project.

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Beyond being possible, safety is a priority for any worker.

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Photo of Mary Hosny

True always safety comes first . I fully agree and support this project .

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Thank you Mr. Mouhamadou safety is indeed so imprtant.

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I agree and support the idea and the quick implementation.

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You are welcome. Such a great project. I make myself available for anything you need. Best regards.

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Wow. Thank you for your support

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Our focus is on Risk reduction, Resilience promotion and Recovery aid. At Not Guilty, we believe that prevention is better than cure.

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Good luck.

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You are welcome Laila Risgallah 

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I agree and support.

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Keep it up.. May the lord bless you all. It will make a change definitely.

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Safety First

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Wow amazing
Good

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GOod job keep going . God bless this work

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Truly a wonderful initiative. Not Guilty is constantly bringing about true change.

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A true way and positive initiative tool for a true change

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excellent idea. needed indeed Egyptian market

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Thank you Lydia, and your support and involvement with Not Guilty with your expertise has been pricceless

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Thank you Lydia. Change is a sign of life

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This will add a lot for the Egyptian new generation in terms of thinking and behaviour.
My advice is to implement it immediately within our schools curriculum.

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We already have a wonderful school curriculum. Yes changing behavior needs to start early. Thank you

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Really prevention is better than cure

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I fully agree on all mentioned

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Fully agree Mary since I am a pediatrician :)

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Thanks Dina

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Amazing professional idea , needed indeed in the Egyptian market

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Thank you for your support

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great team work and leadership idea in the Egyptian market

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True professional idea applied with great leadership and team work.

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Thank you Mary. You're the best

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great idea totally support it.

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100 % supporting Egyptian women work place environment.

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Thank you Germin

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I am following Not Guity projets with great interest.
I trust in all the initiatives of this NGO.
The team of Not Guilty is very active and they do a great job!
I worked in Italy, France, Brazil, Egypt and now Canada.
A safe working environment for women is a real, great problem, specially in poor environments and emerging countries.
Not Guilty is reacting in the best way: educating to change behaviors.
Stay in a safe and balanced work environment will improve our life and the results of our job!
Well done Mary !

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Thanks we really appreciates your trust and support.

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Thank you. This is so encouraging and humbling

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I have not heard your thoughts about man's role in abolishing harassment in the work place. What do you all think?

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I support and agree implementation of this project at Egypt

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Man’s role is vital. We need to understand that women are precious beings who deserve respect

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This project will make male workers understand the reality of harassment in the workplace, which will contribute to a growing and shifting public awareness

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Congress has been warned for years it is not doing enough to stop sexual harassment
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/21/congress-has-been-warned-years-not-doing-enough-stop-sexual-harassment/884882001/

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Maybe Not Guilty needs to train in Congress!!!! Ready :)

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I agree Not Guilty can do it .

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You go Not Guilty. Even Congress need your training

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And we re more than ready :)

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Great work Not Guilty. It's about time we direct efforts to this long forgotten space. I also believe this work needs to be supported with a system that protects women's labor rights when they report violations so the consequences fall solely on the perpetrators.

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Thank you Ereen for your comment. Indeed factory girls are a forgotten sector of the society.

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If anyone can do it it is Not Guilty. Very capable Nd professional

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This project seeks to teach female workers to know their rights, refuse sexual abuse and to report instances of harassment in the workplace

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Wow, so touched by your confidence in Not Guilty

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Excellent project supporting safety of women work environment. Which will lead to less turnover and safe environment will lead to product high quality. Extremely needed to apply Egyptian market .

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Thank you for your support

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Photo of Mary Hosny

Yes will lead to change behaviors and safe work place specially for women’s.

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excellent idea.

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great idea excellent team work. I support 100%

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Totally agree

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Thank you for your support

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Very interesting work!

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Yes true and very professional and courage project .

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Thank you John

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I really believe and agree for prompt implementation of this project at Egypt and all the Middle East.

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Over the years, our mission has been accomplished through media, training and support programs

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Multiplying impact is the heartbeat and story of Not Guilty

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Just a few hours left. DO share with your friends

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Good work..
god bless your steps

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Thank you

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Behavioral change isn’t something that a person suddenly chooses to adopt. You have to slowly learn a new habit. This means that you have to ‘overwrite’ a new habit over the ingrained, existing habit. This takes time and repetition. That's why this training for factory men and women is so important. What do you think?

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I believe agree and support.

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Thank you.

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Yes indeed changing behavior is not easy

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Share with all your friends. Let us abolish harassment in the workplace. One step at a time

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Excellent professional people.

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Thank you so much

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I agree and fully support the idea of the project.

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This project is badly needed in all factories and work places. So I beleive that Not Guilty is the most professional organization in Egypt to do it

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Thank you Mira for your encouragement and trust

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Yes dear Mira needed indeed.

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We still have a few hours left. Tell your friends to comment

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It"s a real need no only in Egypt, but all around the middle east, great job

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Thank you Ester. Yes we plan to go with it to the whole of the Middle East

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only a few hours left.

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Great project, it's very important
I am supporting it

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Thank you so much George

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I fully agree and support project idea and believe for prompt implementation at Egypt . I support Not Guilty project .

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Thank you so much for your trust

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sexual harassment is not about sex: it is about control and power.

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I support Notguilty project

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I fully agree as well . Safety and changing behaviors and educations are the only keys of success for a better human world �� .

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Thank you for yoour trust and support

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I agree And totally support Not Guilty specially presented shared project and idea .

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Thank you for your trust and support

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God bless your steps

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Appreciates and fully support this intiative courage project .

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Thank you

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I agree and support the prompt implementation of this project in Egypt.

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I agree and support . Women’s safety work environment always come first. Well done professional project idea and implementation

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This is great coming from a man. Thank you

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I agree and support

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This is a rampant issue in today's egypt that many are afraid to admit and tackle. Bravo Not Guilty for your bravery.

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thank you so much for your support

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Yes agree needed indeed specially in Egypt. Thanks ��

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with bravery comes challenge but Not Guilty is up to it. Every challenge is a new opportunity to improve

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I fully agree and support.

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A very important mission not simply a project in our part of the world. One that requires knowledge of society, dedication, patience and resourcefulness. It will impact so many people today and will affect the next generations. Changing conceptions and habits is a difficult mission but much needed.

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Thank you Mrs. Nevine. I could not have said it better. Your support means so much.

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I agree and fully support .

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I agree and support this idea implementation at Egypt all Middle East . Needed indeed.

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Fantastic work

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I agree and support human safety at work place come first. I mean education and training are the key of changing behaviors and allow safe work environment specially for women’s.

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Thank you so much for your support

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I fully believe and support this project implementation at Egypt

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I fully believe trust and convinced Not Guilty NGO as well presented project which confirm from shared pilot project implementation a great leadership, professional stuff , team work which are mean tools and way to achieve and to lead to success . I really believe and support indeed implementation of this project at Egypt as well all the Middle East . All my appreciation support and respect for this project.

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If you have ever experienced or witnessed sexual misconduct while working we’d like to hear from you. Send us a secure message at info@gheirmozneb.tv

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sexual harassment is not about sex: it's about control and power; one person controlling another. Let us put a stop to this

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Today news in the USA Matt Lauer fired from NBC for 'inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace'
When are we going to face that we have a problem worldwide?

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It’s great I agree and support

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Indeed great needed project.

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Thank you for your trust and support

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thank you @gheirmozneb

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Great ����

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Yes A great courage intiative project

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Thank you

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Thank you @gheirmozneb

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Not Guilty is tackling the high level of stigma and guilt associated with victims of sexual harassment and abuse.

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The Not Guilty Program promises to be the first-ever national comparative effort where a model is developed that will be externally evaluated for its processes and impacts across different settings.

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Today they are discussing that USA Congress needs anti harassment training. See, we are way ahead. support us to abolish harassment in the workplace

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I proud of you Dr / Lila, i support your project,i beleve that we can change our nation and culture .

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I agree and fully support

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Yes Simon, when we have trainers like you we can.

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Am really proud of you and i can't wait to see this project spreading all over Egypt . I totally supporting you with every single cell in my body , #not guilty you are rocking the world ��

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Yes really proud of this courage strong project.

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thank you so much Radwa. This means a lot

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Thank you

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Totally support this project , Not Guilty team is really worth it .
Wish you all the best .

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Thank you for your trust and support

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I agree prevention is always better than cure .

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This is truly an amazing project and definitely something that's very needed in today's world.

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Thank you Ms. Cristina for your trust and support

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I fully agree and support specially in Egypt and the Middle East.

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Our focus at Not Guilty is not only raising awareness: it is is on Risk reduction, Resilience promotion and Recovery aid.

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I support

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Thank you for your trust

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Yes safety comes first specially work environment

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I want to thank especially all the men who commented. You are pivotal in the solution of this problem. We cannot do it without your courage, support and help. Thank you for standing up for what is right and ethical

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This is why our training about safety in the workplace is so important. There is no day that passes without a new case of harassment in the workplace.
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-conyers-sexual-misconduct-former-staffers_us_5a1d6b57e4b04e8b2a845c94

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In the U.S., dozens of politicians, Hollywood executives and actors, and media personalities are facing accusations of sexual misconduct, sparked by a wave of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The 65-year-old producer denies all allegations of non-consensual sex but has apologized for causing "a lot of pain" with "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past."
The topic arose during Sunday's Miss Universe competition when a fan-submitted question asked why it's important for men and women to work together to address the issue of sexual misconduct.
Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett said men and women should come together to make sure no form of abuse, including sexual harassment, is acceptable.
"Sexual harassment is a form of abuse, and no abuse should be tolerated whether in the workplace or in society," Bennett said.
Let us be proactive in abolishing harassment in the work place. Comments? thoughts?

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Those are the people that make the news because they're Celebrities and Stars .... you can only imagine the struggle of the regular factory workers OR even office workers that are trying to keep their jobs to feed their families!! During my service in the US Army we used to go through such training on a yearly basis, and guess what .... we still had issues because people tend to forget.

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It is a timeless problem, all over the world. WE need to be proactive, make bystanders involved and reporting. Harassers need to be legally indicted for their crimes

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Keep up the good work, God gives all the power to continue

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Yes fully support indeed this project. Thanks

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Thank you Amani.

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may this be applied all over Egypt

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Yes hopefully to be applied Egypt and Middle East

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This is our plan, all of EGypt

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Photo of Maryan Bahgat

I can't stop thinking about this. People need to support this because it's such an amazing cause ! Keep at it xoxoxox

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Photo of Mary Hosny

True they in deep need for this project. As we believe that safety always come first and prevention is always better than cure .

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Thank you Maryan. Yes, both men and women need support and awareness.

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Photo of Rita Magdy

I fully support not guilty& this project

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Yes safety for human beings come first . I agree and support .

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Thank you Rita for your continuous support of Not Guilty

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God bless you and your team on this project Laila. Awareness of issues is always the first step, and an important step. I am thrilled to read how involved the men are in the process. Great progress needs to be made in this area....and you all are leading the way. I look forward to hearing more about it in 2018.

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Hopefully to applied all over Egypt and Middle East

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

thank you Pam for your trust and your encouragement. Indeed men are pivotal in resolving this problem

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Photo of Mackenzie Wahba

What a great project, this is a very important social movement that needs to take off as soon as possible!

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Photo of Mary Hosny

True a great courage and professional project.

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

thank you so much for your trust and support

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Photo of Doaa Raafat

Great idea I agree and support 100% very professional project.

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thank you for your support

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Photo of Joe Gabriel

Amazing idea , I really support it

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Thank you

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Photo of Mary Hosny

Me too I fully support this project . Thanks ��

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More than 90% of egyptian women are sexually harassed ! I think the work of this NGO is VITAL to the egyptian society ! I fully support this brilliant start and I hope that through them we could raise awareness & build resilience.

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Yes, and the sad thing is that only 10% of cases are reported. Many live with their secret all their lives for fear of the shame and guilt of telling

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True prevention is better than cure. I support this great courage project . To help women’s work environment to speak up and to go out of her silences. To speak up .

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Photo of Lauren Mills

Not only a great vision but also a great implementation plan. I see a huge opportunity for the impact of this program to grow and drive a social movement. It seems especially strong in its ability to inspire its participants to learn; it's not just for sharing information. It meets a deeply felt need with effective methods of change. I am in full support of this project!

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I fully agree a great project & vission with true active and applicable solutions.

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Photo of Germin Ghaly

I agree and support the project way and great way of implementation.

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Thank you Laurin. Behavioral change needs guts and time and this is where Not Guilty comes in. We also provide personal help for cases that faced any kind of harassment or abuse. Thank you for your support

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Photo of Mary Hosny

I agree true strong great project. Pilot project video showed leadership courage team work and professionalism

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Photo of Monica Mansour

It’s an amazing idea and very beneficial to raise the awareness in our country as Not Guilty is an effective NGO that influenced many lives of people who were damaged from physical and sexual abuse by showing them the way to recovery and being their listener!

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Photo of Dina Maher

True needed indeed this project specially from a professional NGO like Not Guilty _ market leader NGO with a great intiative and ongoing Believe and innovation and renovation to support our Egyptian Market and middle East

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Thank you Monica. It's a joy to serve our community

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Photo of Mary Hosny

True indeed.

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This is a great initiative that will tackle a huge problem for women in Egypt! Great work.

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

Thank you for your support

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Photo of Mary Hosny

I fully agree indeed this project will lead to have a safe work environment.

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I am convinced that this project is true. It is very a useful and serious project. It is very important in the workplace, as a great number of girls work there. Have been personally involved with the Directors and can vouch for their seriousness and compassion in realising their goals. ANNA LUCIA

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Photo of Karim Onsy

I agree and support

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I agree and support

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

Wow. Thank you for your support and your trust. It means a lot

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Photo of Awad Abbas

Great idea I support 100%

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Thank you for your support

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Photo of Karim Onsy

I agree and support

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I agree and support

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Photo of Wahid Wahba

This is an amazing project. I have actually seen the pilot project in action. Not Guiilty are very professional and highly qualified.

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I agree pilot project video show a great leadership and team work while implementation.

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I really fully agree and support as well shared pilot project video showed a great success

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Photo of Rosette Mansour

Yes they are very professional and excellent

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we believe in excellence in whatever we do. The best for our country Egypt. Thank you for your support

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I fully agree and support this project mainly in Egypt.

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Photo of Karim Onsy

I agree and fully support wish to implement in all over Egypt snd Middle East

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Photo of Marmar Hana

Very positive project.I hope it covers all Egypt.

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Photo of Mary Hosny

Hope to cover all Egypt ���� and to support women’s rights at work environment.

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Photo of Germin Ghaly

direct clear idea coming with true applicable solutions.

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being proactive is so important. This is why I got to be an Ashoka fellow: becasue I saw a need and created an innovative solution based on prevention before the abuse happens. Thanks Ashoka. SO proud to be an Ashoka fellow

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You are really a great positive professional intiative leader brave courage person . Really a rock a diamond �� Stone . Always thinking out of the box �� always thinking �� and finding great �� solutions for all your surrounding and society. Always making a difference in values and quality . As well never gave up on your vision and believes . Fully and always proud of you and your great projects .

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

This is our dream too.

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This is our plan: all of EGypt

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Photo of Karim Onsy

I agree and support

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Photo of Mina Emad

Very good idea, we need this in egypt with a very professional NGO

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Photo of Beniamin Lup

Great project and very much needed.

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

thank you for your support and confidence

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Photo of Marie Soliman

I believe it’s such a wonderful idea!

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Photo of Mary Hosny

True great intiative idea with full curculium and true solutions. Prevention is always better the cure .

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Photo of Dina Maher

I fully agree and support

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

thank you. WE believe it is a wonderful idea too :)

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Outstanding project! 100% suppot and agree

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Photo of Mary Hosny

Yes true great project. Thank you.

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Yes true great project. Thank you.

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Photo of Dina Maher

I really fully agree needed indeed in our Egyptian society and mainly in factories

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Courage and great clear vision . Going directly to work field and achieved as showed pilot Done project a great success on changing behavior. Really needed at our Egyptian Market specially st factories ( private and multinational factories )

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Photo of Rosette Mansour

Support 100%

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Fully support the implentation of this project asap Egyptian society and middle East .

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

thank you for your support and trust

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Photo of Amal Mahmoud

I believe it’s such a wonderful idea and such great project will add a lot to the egyption, Yes i fully support to it .

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Photo of Mary Hosny

True will lead to change behavior as always prevention is better than cure.

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I fully support as well this great project and intiative going at the work field and propose solutions to able a safe work environment for Egyptian women's

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I support as well this great courage project.

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Photo of Rosette Mansour

Great idea

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Photo of Germin Ghaly

really well done project and intiative idea wish to implementing all middle east and Egypt

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Thank you Amal. I beleive what you say is so true

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Thank you Rosette for your support

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thank you. Yes our country needs this project badly

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Great job hope it will going on all over egypt gud luck snd god bless this project

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Photo of Mary Hosny

Yes extremely good project able to change behavior and lead to improve safe and balanced work environment and improving product quality.

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great idea well done and presented. 100%

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Thank you Suzy

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Egyptian women need lot of awareness. I believe Not Guilty is the right place to do it.

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Thanks . I fully agree prevention is better than cure

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We have had a lot of experience since 2012 but still try to innovate and start new and innovative initiatives in places where no one else has been. Thank you for your support.

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Great job Laila your project gained a lot of attention and popularity. Finally your hard work and dedication would pay off. The same concept could be easily copied to benefit the rest of the third world countries, especially with the support of Nestlé’s global reach. Wish you All the best.

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Yes third worl countries is in a big needs for this kind of project. Thank you . Wish you all the best.

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Photo of Dina Maher

True this project is really needed as pilot project video and achieved results showed a success in changing behavior at work place specially for women's

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The amazing thing was the men's response to the training: they had no clue how harassment affects women and how it actually hurts the woman, the society and the workplace productivity.

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I fully support this project wishing you all the success.

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Photo of Germin Ghaly

so do I .clear & professionals idea &implementation. cLear and easy applicable solution's. closing all the gaps and presenting applicable solutio's to be applied work environment.

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Really a brave excellent idea. Indeed needed in our Egyptian market

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Iman you are a sterling trainer at Not Guilty and we are honored that you support this project. You will indeed add value as we implement it in Egyptian factories

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Very good idea I support 100%

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Indeed initiative idea with great pilot project which show leadership and great team work .

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Thank you for your support and trust

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Great project in developing country and I hope it reaches every part of Egypt.

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Yes truly initiative positive and professional. Wish to cover all Egypt ���� to support women’s rights.

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Photo of Germin Ghaly

excellent idea. needed indeed Egyptian market.

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

Dear Mina this is our dream too: every part of Egypt, no exception

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Bravo pour tout ce que vous faites pour la société. C'est un super projet qui aide à changer le regard de la société sur la femme tout en la respectant et lui donnant la chance d'avancer. Bonne continuation.

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Aui Un vrais regard et aide a la societe

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merci beaucoup

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Photo of Rosette Mansour

Great job as usual ,Not Guilty is very professional and high qualified organization , Bravo Not Guilty you deserve the best

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Yes true qualified professional project.

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Thank you Rosette for your support.

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Not Guilty is on it, tackling sexual harassment in the workplace:
In the U.S., dozens of politicians, Hollywood executives and actors, and media personalities are facing accusations of sexual misconduct, sparked by a wave of allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The 65-year-old producer denies all allegations of non-consensual sex but has apologized for causing "a lot of pain" with "the way I've behaved with colleagues in the past."

The topic arose during Sunday's competition when a fan-submitted question asked why it's important for men and women to work together to address the issue of sexual misconduct.

Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett said men and women should come together to make sure no form of abuse, including sexual harassment, is acceptable.

"Sexual harassment is a form of abuse, and no abuse should be tolerated whether in the workplace or in society," Bennett said.

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Miss Universe contestants speak about sexual harassment:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/over-90-women-competing-for-miss-universe-title-in-las-vegas/2017/11/26/6435764a-d30c-11e7-9ad9-ca0619edfa05_story.html?utm_term=.4edf83038cc4
Shouldn't we be doing something about it?

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Photo of Therese Louis

Very good idea & a great effort, good luck.

Agree and support project and implementation at work field ( safe work environment for egpyptian women's )

Raising awareness in our country is something we need it , keep going.

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I fully agree and support

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Photo of Dina Maher

I agree and support this project. Changing behavior could only be done but making awarenesses in Egypt which is highly needed specially for women's work field .

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Thank you for your support Therese. So appreciated

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This is huge and we really need to see organizations like these emerge in our society, especially in a country like Egypt where freedoms are suppressed, especially those less fortunate or weaker. I think weaker here fits perfectly in a work environment with both women and men, women being the “weaker sex” in the eyes of the community and them unable, or rather uneducated, on how to fight back, how to say no and how to stop being bullied or harrassed. Reporting incidents sometimes aggregates the problem, so awareness here is key. I think this is a great initiative.

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I fully agree awareness is only true key to change behavior. I fully support this project which supports women’s safety’s work environment . The pilot project video showed and confirmed a great leadership courage and success. Wish possibilities of this project implementation in Egypt and Middle East .

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really indeed we hope to implemented all Egyptian factories to support womens safety at work .

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Photo of Laila Risgallah

Thank you Sameh. Yes awareness is crucial. We also train women on safe ways or reporting. Not Guilty has designed a strategy for reporting that will remove doubt and fear as well as protect others from false reporting.

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Our dream is implementing this project in all factories in EGypt and having a certificate for "Safe Factories for Women" where factory owners will pride in being part of this movement.

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So last night at the Miss Universe contest they asked Miss Jamaica who was one of the three finalists this question: "Sexual harassment has been at the forefront of the news headlines, why is it important for men and women to work together tackling this issue?
I felt so proud as the founder and president of Not Guilty that we are pioneers in including both men and women in our project; that we realized that men are a crucial part of the solution to harassment.

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Raising awareness in our country is something we need it , Not Guilty always do it a right way , serving society with passion and excellence, totally support this project for the sake of our beloved country to raise awareness in society

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I agree on all metioned