fredag 1. juli 2016

Chinese women use social media to challenge sexual assault taboo

Chinese women are increasingly taking to social media to speak out against sexual harassment. In recent weeks, there has been an upsurge in campaigning comments on popular microblog Sina Weibo, where users are encouraging victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and rape to make their voices heard. Rape can be taboo in China and victims are often afraid to come forward. Domestic violence can also be stigmatised, and China only passed its first domestic violence law in December 2015. Read more