October 12, 2018 / 10:48 AM / 3 days ago

#Metoo surge of women's voices marks milestone

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The #Metoo movement of women speaking out about sexual violence has transformed perceptions of women as survivors, lifted veils of shame and stigma, empowered women to come forward, revealed the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault and put men’s behavior under scrutiny, observers say.

Here are some key developments:

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Reporting by Ellen Wulfhorst, Editing by Claire Cozens. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women's rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience. Visit news.trust.org

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