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.
This week we're marking the first anniversary of the #MeToo movement that originated in the US and has since spread across the globe. A year after media mogul Harvey Weinstein was accused of sexual assault and the hashtag went viral, what's changed? We also walk with migrants in Venezuela, meet a blind balloon artist and look back at the 1968 hit musical Oliver! with star Mark Lester.
It's been a year since the #MeToo hashtag began grabbing attention on social media. Over the past 12 months, prominent figures in the United States have been outed, dismissed from their positions, charged and in the case of Bill Cosby, sentenced for sexual assault. But in Germany the debate has followed a different path, as WorldLink columnist Tamsin Walker explains.
Almost half of female politicians and parliamentary staff in Europe say they've been threatened with violence, according to a study. A majority of parliaments don't have a mechanism for women to speak out or seek help.