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This May Day, let’s talk about workplace sexual harassment #WDTL

Posted by Tom Megginson | 1-05-2014 17:00 | Category: Human rights

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It’s May Day, and in recognition of workers’ rights Draw The Line Ontario (not to be confused with Labatt’s “Know When To Draw The Line” responsible drinking camaigns) has posted a new PSA about workplace sexual harassment:

It’s a serious issue, so I won’t harp on the fact that the “talking head” format is overused in PSAs. Rather, let’s listen to what these women have to say. And more importantly, understand how sexual harassment has wide-ranging effects on both the women who experience firsthand and those who witness it.


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Sex Harrassment PSA: Put Yourself in an Egyptian Woman’s Shoes

Posted by VITAMIN W | 20-12-2013 16:30 | Category: Discrimination, Developing World, Women's Issues

Sex Harrassment PSA: Put Yourself in an Egyptian Woman's Shoes

Sexual harassment is not a new issue in Egypt, but since the Tahrir Square protests in 2011, it’s become apart of international conversation.

“Every day she faces humiliation, anger, she lives in fear and she experiences violence… put yourself in her shoes, instead of finding ways to blame her.”  A one-minute and powerful PSA takes you inside the verbal, physical and sexual harassment many Egyptian women face just doing everyday things.

Created by United Nations Women, the PSA illustrates a first-person perspective of what it’s like for a woman doing something so mundane as riding in a taxi. A recent study found Egypt to be the worst Arab state for women to live.

May Iskander, a student at Cairo University and women’s rights activist, told Buzzfeed:

“When we try to complain, even to friends or family but especially to authorities, they say we are to blame because of the way we dress, the way we act, where we were walking…And you can be a full women in a full niqab [headscarf] and still be harassed. Whoever doesn’t know this doesn’t live in Egypt.”


Originally posted at VITAMIN W.


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