Monday, 24 June 2019

Tag Archives: sexual harassment

Women across Switzerland hold strike for equality

Women in Switzerland walked off the job, staging demonstrations to demand fairer pay, more equality, and an end to sexual harassment and violence, AP reported. Discontent over sexism and workplace inequality is underpinning the “women’s strike,” while many are also demanding higher pay specifically for domestic workers, teachers and caregivers. ...

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Cops close Tanushree Dutta’s sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar

BOLLYWOOD: Tanushree’s sexual harassment case against Nana Patekar has come to a close. The Mumbai Police has filed a closure report in court stating that Dutta’s allegation case lacks of evidence against Patekar. According to Times of India. Reportedly, Dutta’s lawyer, Nitin Satpute also said, “We haven’t yet received any ...

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Bangladesh charges 16 for burning school girl alive

DHAKA: The Bangladesh police on Wednesday sought the death penalty for the 16 people accused of killing a teenaged school girl who was burnt to death by her madrasa principal for reporting a sexual harassment case against him, according to a media report. Nusrat Jahan Rafi, 18, was set on ...

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Harvey makes deal to pay $44m in compensation

LONDON: Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and his former studio’s board members have reached a tentative deal with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct, US media report. Lawyers said the settlement to resolve civil lawsuits and compensate alleged victims was worth about $44m (£34.7m). Mr Weinstein denies sexually harassing ...

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Rape allegations against Kami Sid cause stir on social media

LAHORE: Kami Sid, a transgender model and rights activist, has been charged with rape, sexual misconduct and threatening to hide facts about her sexual harassment. Everything started with a user Minahil Baloch’s social media post, in which she asked people not to support ‘ rapists even if they make it ...

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McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment complaints

NEW YORK: McDonald’s Corp was accused in 25 new lawsuits and regulatory charges of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The cases announced by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group Fight for $15, and the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund ...

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Sexual assault increased in US military in 2018: report

WASHINGTON: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan called for tougher action against sexual assault in the US military Thursday after an annual Pentagon report said the number of assaults in 2018 had risen from recent years. Sexual assaults reported by Defense Department employees, both men and women, jumped 13 per cent ...

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India’s top judge accused of sexual harassment

NEW DELHI: India’s most senior judge has been accused of sexual harassment by a former Supreme Court employee. Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi called the accusations made by a 35-year-old junior court assistant “unbelievable” and said they were an attempt to stop him from hearing important cases. Saying judicial independence was at ...

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Priyanka Chopra reveals she faced sexual harassment

BOLLYWOOD: Priyanka Chopra revealed at a recent event that she has been sexually harassed during her acting career and that sexual harassment had become a norm with women. Speaking at the ’10th Annual Women in World Summit’ in New York, she responded to a question whether she had ever faced ...

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Bangladesh schoolgirl burned to death on teacher’s order

DHAKA: A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said on Friday. The death of the 19-year-old, Nusrat Jahan Rafi, last week sparked protests across the country, with the prime minister promising to prosecute ...

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