tirsdag 13. mars 2018

Chinese Women, Inspired by #MeToo Movement, Speak Out on Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in China is still rife, feminists and NGOs said ahead of International Women's Day on Thursday, although the #MeToo movement has been gaining some traction on the country's tightly controlled social media platforms despite widespread state censorship. A survey of more than 400 female Chinese journalists found that more than 80 percent of them had been victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, report author and founder of the Anti-Sexual Harassment (ATSH) campaign group Sophina Huang said.

Huang, herself a former journalist for a state-run news agency and a Guangzhou newspaper, said she was inspired by the global #MeToo hashtag campaign encouraging victims of sexual abuse and harassment to speak out. Huang's survey was based on 416 valid samples out of 1,762 responses from 15 areas of China, including Guangdong, Beijing, Shanghai, Hubei, Zhejiang, Shandong and Sichuan.