Al Franken, second from right, resigned from the U.S. Senate last year after accusations of sexual impropriety.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Good-character testimonies from some people don’t shield a person from being questioned about whether they have sexually harassed others.
For young women in Queensland, the risk of unwanted sexual attention is high when they go out at night.
Rates of unwelcome advances haven't changed under Queensland's 'Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence' policies. In one entertainment district, it happened to 26% of women the night they were interviewed.
There has been sustained criticism of the Liberal Party for its under-representation of women in parliament.
What's needed is strong leadership and sustained public pressure that makes it is harder for political parties to turn a blind eye to sexual harassment and assault.
In our research, one-third of women experienced sexual objectification at least once.
Researchers asked women to log the times they felt sexually objectified on their smartphones. They found objectification harms women's well-being – even if they're just witnessing it.
There's a woeful lack of data on sexual offences within the military. And the data that is available indicates there is a significant problem.
Indonesia women attending a meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia.
UN Women/Ryan Brown
The Supreme Court created a guidelines that aimed for justices to treat women fairly. But it denied its own equality push when it came to the case of Baiq Nuril Maknun.
All together now?
Major US environmental organizations have promised to diversify their staffs and boards for more than 20 years, but moved slowly. Will workplace scandals make a difference?
Stories are a helpful tool when teaching about gender-based violence.
Sexual violence is a global phenomenon that's been around for centuries.
Bright light does not necessarily make a space feel safer, as seen here where there’s a sharp drop-off into dark shadows at the edge of the path.
Bright lighting alone does not make a space feel safe. It can blind and disorientate and create dark shadows at the edges. Tellingly, 'unsafe' places had much higher illuminance than 'safe' places.
A cultural shift may be underway that reporting sexual harassment won’t necessarily impede a woman’s career advancement.
By chance, a sociologist started an experiment the day sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein became public. As the #MeToo movement gained steam, people's responses changed.
In a survey, 81% of women and 43% of men said that they had experienced sexual harassment or assault at least once.
Since #MeToo, the number of women and men who say that they've been sexually assaulted or harassed in recent months has not changed much.
The body plays a crucial role in Instagram influencers’ selfies.
A study of Instagram influencers has found most employ a highly sexualised aesthetic drawn from mainstream adult film. And many are subject to sexual harassment, ranging from aggressive comments to physical threats.
In handing Geoffrey Rush a victory in his defamation case against The Daily Telegraph, the judge said the actor’s reputation was harmed by a “recklessly irresponsible piece of sensational journalism.”
The judgement is a personal and legal vindication for the actor, but it may have unintended side effects for the #MeToo movement and the reporting of sexual harassment allegations.
Thousands of women march on the occasion of International Women’s Day in Mexico City, March 8, 2019.
The backlash against sexual harassment and assault of women in Mexico was slow to get started, but thanks to a Twitter campaign, women in all professions are now beginning to speak out.
It wasn’t okay to touch people inappropriately in the 1970s and 80s, and it still isn’t now.
A WA police officer was recently found not guilty of indecent assault after pinching a woman's backside, because he did it for laughs.
Male bias pervades all areas of modern life and puts women at a serious disadvantage.
A new book makes a devastating case about the damaging effects of unconscious bias in a world skewed heavily towards men.
In Australia, you’re more likely to experience physical and sexual violence if you have a disability.
The royal commission will give people with disabilities an opportunity to share their experiences. But it needs to ensure they're supported and have the same access to services as others do.
Smartphones have put the tools for bullying and voyeurism in the pockets of schoolchildren.
France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
Indian women hold protests against sexual violence.
AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File
Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.
The racial nature of the campaign lies behind the poor uptake in Africa.
The visibility of #MeToo makes it easy to overlook the very powerful campaigns against sexual violence in Africa.