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Discourse: UN Women calls for fight against harassment in workplaces

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, October 29 2018   /  02:58 am
Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka (UN Women)

Phumzile-Mlambo-Ngcuka (UN Women)One year after the #MeToo movement broke out, victims of sexual violence are still struggling to have their voices heard. In the formal and non-formal workplace, many reports of sexual harassment are still dismissed for reasons that diminish the violations of the victims’ rights. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, executive director of UN Women and a South African politician, spoke to The Jakarta Post’s Rachmadea Aisyah about the effectiveness and evaluation of the #MeToo movement for working women. Here is the excerpt of the interview:Question: How has the #MeToo movement helped people open their eyes about sexual and physical violence, particularly against women, a year after the movement gained traction?Answer: The important mission of the #MeToo movement has been to expose the prevalence of sexual harassment and the fact that it can happen to anyone, regardl...