A man walks past graffiti on female empowerment in Mumbai in December 2017. In 2018, Indian women joined those across the world in sharing their stories of being sexually harassed under the hashtag #MeToo. Photo: AFP
Akanksha Singh
Opinion

Opinion

Akanksha Singh

#MeToo in India has moved beyond Bollywood to a broader conversation about the roots of sexual harassment

  • While there has been a backlash against Indian women sharing their experiences of being sexually harassed and the country’s sociocultural complexity makes it hard to evaluate the impact of the movement, it’s clear something has changed

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A man walks past graffiti on female empowerment in Mumbai in December 2017. In 2018, Indian women joined those across the world in sharing their stories of being sexually harassed under the hashtag #MeToo. Photo: AFP
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Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu travelled to Rwanda in 2017 to support the Women for Women Project, which helps women in “the hardest places in the world” acquire the skills and resources they need to become empowered. Photo: Handout
David Dodwell
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Inside Out by David Dodwell

Promote women’s equality in the workplace – it’s long overdue, and it would boost the economy for everyone

  • Frustratingly outdated attitudes, including in East Asia, still keep women from reaching their potential in workplaces and governments. Numbers show that if we can bridge the gender divide worldwide, the boost to GDP would be substantial

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Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Yu travelled to Rwanda in 2017 to support the Women for Women Project, which helps women in “the hardest places in the world” acquire the skills and resources they need to become empowered. Photo: Handout
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