sexual harassment

GENEVA | UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

GENEVA— The head of the U.N. agency focusing on AIDS says he’ll leave his post in June, an early departure announced a week after independent experts looking into sexual harassment at UNAIDS blasted its “defective leadership.” Executive director Michel Sidibe made the announcement during a UNAIDS board meeting Thursday in Geneva, said agency spokesman Mahesh … Continue reading GENEVA | UNAIDS head to quit post early following scathing report

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Amnesty says Saudi activists beaten, tortured in detention

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Amnesty International says several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia, including a number of women, have been beaten and tortured during interrogation. Saudi Arabia has detained at least 10 women and seven men since May on vague national security allegations related to their human rights work. Those detained include Loujain al-Hathloul, Eman … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Amnesty says Saudi activists beaten, tortured in detention

SAN FRANCISCO | Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

SAN FRANCISCO  — Carrying signs that included a mocking use of the company’s original “Don’t be evil” motto, thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday to protest what they said was the tech giant’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives. From Tokyo, Singapore and London to New York, … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Google employees leave work to protest treatment of women

SAN FRANCISCO | Google reveals 48 employees fired for sexual harassment

SAN FRANCISCO — Google says it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without a severance package. The surprise disclosure came Thursday in an email Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees after The New York Times reported that the company had dismissed the executive in … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Google reveals 48 employees fired for 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