sexual harassment

NEW DELHI  | Indian gov’t minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

NEW DELHI  — M.J. Akbar, India’s junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country’s most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar said in a statement that he would “challenge false … Continue reading NEW DELHI  | Indian gov’t minister resigns, denies sex harassment claims

NEW DELHI | Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps down

NEW DELHI — M.J. Akbar, India’s junior external affairs minister, resigned Wednesday amid accusations by 20 women of sexual harassment during his previous career as one of the country’s most prominent news editors, becoming the most powerful man to fall in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement. Akbar said in a statement that he would “challenge false … Continue reading NEW DELHI | Indian minister accused of sexual harassment steps down

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

It was the tweet seen around the world. On Oct. 15, 2017, actress Alyssa Milano urged the Twittersphere to join her in sharing a personal story of sexual harassment in the wake of rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein. “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet,” she … Continue reading 1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

LONDON | Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament

LONDON— Britain’s House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been “tolerated and concealed,” an independent inquiry reported Monday. In a highly critical report , former High Court judge Laura Cox said a culture of “deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence” has helped inappropriate behavior thrive within the … Continue reading LONDON | Report: Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament

LONDON | Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament, report says

LONDON — An independent report says Britain’s House of Commons is a sometimes dysfunctional workplace in which bullying and sexual harassment have long been “tolerated and concealed.” The report by former High Court judge Laura Cox says a culture of “deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence” has helped inappropriate behavior thrive. Parliament commissioned the inquiry in … Continue reading LONDON | Bullying, harassment rife at UK Parliament, report says

Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

“There are more Beckys out there, they just have to be noticed and given the opportunity by people who are wise enough and courageous enough to do it and not just sit in the old paradigm.” And not just on the bench, but on the business side of the NBA as well. The NBA routinely … Continue reading Next step for NBA is hiring women in positions of power

SALT LAKE CITY | Anita Hill says #MeToo movement can create lasting change

SALT LAKE CITY — Anita Hill said Wednesday her pivotal 1991 Senate testimony about sexual harassment by a Supreme Court nominee sparked a wave of awareness, but lasting change failed because of a lack of clear leadership and a reluctance to confront harsh realities. On the eve of another hearing where a U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Anita Hill says #MeToo movement can create lasting change