Sunday, 18 March 2018

Tag Archives: sexual harassment

One in eight French women say they have been raped: study


PARIS: One in eight women in France have been raped at least once in their lifetime, a new report suggests, reported The Independent. Four million women have been victims of penetrative sexual violence – roughly 12 per cent of the country’s female population – according to a study by Paris-based ...

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Emma Watson gives £1m to UK women’s justice fund


LONDON: Actress and activist Emma Watson has donated £1 million to kickstart a new British fund to help women facing harassment and abuse at work, launched ahead of Sunday’s Baftas and backed by hundreds of female entertainment stars. The justice and equality fund was announced in an open letter supporting ...

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Ekta Kapoor on sexual harassment in Bollywood

Ekta Kapoor

BOLLYWOOD: Ekta Kapoor says there are powerful producers who use their position to exploit aspirants in showbiz, but then there are also actors who use their sexuality to get work. Kapoor made the comment amid the hullabaloo over sexual harassment allegations that emerged across showbiz globally after several names in ...

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Too many calls, too much harassment: France shuts helpline


PARIS: A support group for victims of sexual harassment in France said it was forced to shut its helpline after receiving a deluge of calls in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal. Paris-based AVFT, a national association helping women who have experienced violence at work, said it was ...

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Maisie slams ‘shallow’ Hollywood


LONDON: Maisie Williams thinks her looks are affecting her career. The 20-year-old actress has hit out at Hollywood for being ‘’shallow’’, as she believes that the roles she gets offered are only available to her because of the way she looks, as well as meaning she misses out on other ...

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Malala advocates free education for girls at WEF

Justin Trudeau and Malala Yousafzai

DAVOS: Education activist, Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousufzai who survived being shot by the Taliban shared her views on Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos saying it is a collective responsibility to ensure girls get education globally. Kicking off the talk, Malala explained her views on feminism saying that ...

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Why Bollywood actress will not speak up about abuse


BOLLYWOOD: Actress Nimrat Kaur says the legal system does not ensure full support for women to fearlessly come out with their stories Why are Bollywood actresses not naming and shaming their sexual assaulters and harassers as openly as their Hollywood counterparts? Actress Nimrat Kaur says before women are questioned about ...

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Selena Gomez ‘makes significant donation’ to Time’s Up

Selena Gomez

LONDON: Selena Gomez has made a ‘significant donation’ to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. The 25-year-old actress has reportedly ‘’anonymously’’ pledged a large sum of money to the sexual misconduct defence initiative’s fund, which aims to help women in less privileged professions protect themselves from sexual misconduct and consequences ...

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Mark donates $1.5m after pay gap controversy

Mark Wahlberg

NEW YORK: American actor Mark Wahlberg has announced he would donate $1.5 million (1.2 million euros) to a legal fund for victims of sexual harassment following a controversy over the massive pay gap between him and a female co-star. Ridley Scott partially re-shot his latest movie, “All the Money in ...

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