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Britain To Ban ‘Gagging’ Clauses Used To Silence Harassment Victims

Britain To Ban ‘Gagging’ Clauses Used To Silence Harassment Victims

Confidentiality agreements have come under increased scrutiny in Britain amid the global ‘Me Too’ movement against sexual harassment and assault Britain will ban employees from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) that prevent victims of workplace harassment from speaking to police, lawyers and healthcare workers about their abuse. Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), also known as workplace “gagging clauses”, […]

Women Threaten To Sue Govt Over Alleged Harassment In Abuja

Women Threaten To Sue Govt Over Alleged Harassment In Abuja

Coalition of 63 women groups have threatened to sue the Federal Government over the constitutionality of the raids targeted against women in Abuja, if government fails to stop the harassment. The groups, which comprise women organisations, scholars, civil society and human rights activists, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by Programme Assistant of Project […]

Lloyd’s Of London Develops Action Plan To Address Sexual Harassment

Lloyd’s Of London Develops Action Plan To Address Sexual Harassment

Lloyd’s said it had introduced a number of policies, including sanctions and potential life bans on entering its City tower Lloyd’s of London has developed a plan of action to address reports of sexual harassment, it said on Tuesday. A Bloomberg News report last week highlighted issues of sexual harassment in the 330-year old insurance […]

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

UN Discloses Rise In Sex Abuse Cases, Ascribes It To Better Reporting

There was a significant rise in reports of sexual exploitation and abuse involving United Nations staff and affiliates last year, the U.N. said in a report on Monday, ascribing the increase largely to an improved atmosphere and oversight. Just over 200 people reported sexual violence and exploitation at the hands of U.N. staff and personnel […]

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Gang Rape And Murder Of 12-Year-Old Girl Sparks Outrage In Somalia

Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region passed the country’s first Sexual Offences Law in 2016, which criminalises rape, sexual harassment and online sexual offences The gang rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Somalia has sparked outrage, demonstrations and calls for authorities to use a landmark 2016 law to secure justice, in a country where violence […]

The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

The New Kind Of Sexual Harassment Young Women And Girls Are Battling

Most women have experienced sexual harassment or even encountered sexual jokes from those around them. A recent survey released by ActionAid revealed widespread harassment of young women with as many as three quarters (74 per cent) of Kenya’s young women reporting that they had come face to face with sexual harassment in the last six […]

Judge Dismisses Ashley Judd’s Sexual Harassment Suit Against Weinstein

Judge Dismisses Ashley Judd’s Sexual Harassment Suit Against Weinstein

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday dismissed actress Ashley Judd’s sexual harassment claim against movie producer Harvey Weinstein but said she could proceed with a defamation claim against him. Judd had accused Weinstein of defaming her in 1998 after she refused what she said were his sexual advances a year earlier. In her […]

Attacking ‘Tokenism’ In A Male Dominated Environment

Attacking ‘Tokenism’ In A Male Dominated Environment

I began working in the manufacturing industry right out of my undergraduate college career. As a student, I was confident in my education, competence, and the value I could bring to an organization, yet there was something about the corporate world that I could not have learned in college. Transitioning from an undergraduate college campus […]

Sexual Harassment, Blake Farenthold, The Bill And The Congress

Sexual Harassment, Blake Farenthold, The Bill And The Congress

But eight months after a congressman resigned after allegedly saying he had “wet dreams” about a female aide who was welcome to “show her nipples,” which was weeks before a congressman resigned after pursuing a female aide he called his “soul mate,” which was months after a congressman resigned after asking female aides to bear his […]

The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

The Equal Education Enquiry On Sexual Harassment – Women Give Confidential Testimonies

We are some of the 19 women who submitted our confidential testimonies to the Equal Education enquiry on Sexual Harassment. We read Judge Satchwell’s report with densely felt disappointment. We had hoped, that based on the promises of the new leadership of Equal Education, and the moment we live in today, that this time around […]