sexual harassment

Seeing beyond women as ‘objects for sexual use’ essential for culture of respect

Inspired by the movement for the liberation of women, Professor Catharine MacKinnon established the legal grounds for defining sexual harassment as sex discrimination, and the concept of “gender crime”, through her work with the International Criminal Court. Speaking to UN News about the #MeToo movement against male exploitation, the UN Women advisor, warned that to achieve a true culture of respect, “women need to be seen beyond objects for sexual use”.


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Speak out to confront plague of sexual harrassment against women commuters

As the United Nations marks its annual 16-day campaign against gender-based violence and the world continues to be shaken with the #MeToo movement, UNFPA – the UN's sexual and reproductive health agency – is shining the spotlight on the daily sexual harassment of women and girls using public transportation in Sri Lanka.

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News in Brief 20 September 2018

  • UN Secretary-General welcomes outcome of third inter-Korea summit
  • Zero tolerance for sexual harassment at the UN
  • Climate change and conflict causing high food insecurity levels
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UN leaders vow to stamp out workplace sexual harassment

Leaders from across the UN system on Friday pledged to increase efforts to stamp out sexual harassment within their ranks; ensuring a zero-tolerance approach where abusers are held accountable, and staff feel safe to report incidents.

Public transport campaign tackles sexual harassment

A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation.

A recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and subways.

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UN Gender Focus: Syrian women, reproductive health and sexual harassment

Women’s participation in peace talks empower Syrians “as a whole”

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