A movement using the #MeToo hashtag spread to draw attention to sexual assault. It came to the fore after a social media post by Alyssa Milano regarding allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
The #MeToo movement was started by Tarana Burke before allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein, but it was a post by Alyssa Milano calling for women to show they had also experienced sexual harassment or abuse by posting #MeToo. Millions of people have used the hashtag, including celebrities, politicians and athletes. This is an automatic compilation of DW content on the #MeToo movement.
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The global #MeToo movement against sexual violence has come a long way in just a short time— but most agree not far enough. In Europe alone, studies show one in 20 women has been raped, and many still do not report sexual assaults. But in France, a former karate champion is teaching women to heal through her martial art. Lisa Bryant has this report from the Paris suburb of Saint Denis.
Last month thousands of women in India walked 10,000 kilometers across the country to raise awareness of the prevalence of rape. The march aimed to shine a spotlight on the pervasive victim-blaming culture which campaigners say often allows perpetrators to escape punishment. DW met up with a 65-year-old rape survivor who is still fighting for justice 25 years on.
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