Tunisian women demonstrate for their rights during a protest in the capital of Tunis. Photo: AP

Video of masturbating MP triggers Tunisia’s own #MeToo movement

  • Discussion of sexual harassment used to be rare in the North African nation, where traditional attitudes and apathy among those in power prevails
  • But the viral video, shot last month by a student, has prompted thousands of women to come forward and share their experiences
Topic |   Africa

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Tunisian women demonstrate for their rights during a protest in the capital of Tunis. Photo: AP
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Kesha (centre), who levelled accusations of sexual assault against producer Dr Luke, is joined by a multitude of singers as they perform Praying at the Grammy Awards. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Misogyny and sex abuse: why the MeToo movement hasn’t made much ground in the music industry

  • Women aren’t represented in the music industry, making up 12 per cent of songwriters and only two per cent of producers
  • What’s more, almost 50 per cent of women artists have faced sexual harassment at work
Topic |   Gender equality

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Kesha (centre), who levelled accusations of sexual assault against producer Dr Luke, is joined by a multitude of singers as they perform Praying at the Grammy Awards. Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson
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