SIXTEEN DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE / A Joint Message from Ambassadors For Change in Bangladesh

Tomorrow, the 25th of November, is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Rana replaces Nana!

A lot of controversy surrounded Nana Patekar after allegations of sexual abuse were made against him in the wake of the #MeToo movement in India.

cover story / Mithila on #MeToo movement

In a recent interview with Rafi Hossain, Rafiath Rashid Mithila talks about gender related social issues and her initiatives to address them.

Editorial / Stamp out sexual harassment in the media

Thanks to the rise of the #MeToo movement, issues related to sexual harassment and sexual assault, especially at the workplace, have received much-needed attention in recent times.

Bollywood director fired in India's #Metoo storm

Fox Star Studios sacks a Bollywood director working on a Hindi-language remake of hit US movie "The Fault In Our Stars" after he is accused of sexual harassment by two women.

OPINION / Why #MeToo is not happening in Bangladesh

The #metoo and #metooindia hashtags are felling old oaks in Indian media including the likes of veteran actors such as Nana Patekar and Alok Nath, singer Kailash Kher, filmmaker Sajid Khan, author Chetan Bhagat and even deputy foreign minister and former founder editor of The Telegraph MJ Akbar.

Treat women with respect and dignity

As the #MeToo campaign rages on in India, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi yesterday came out in support of the movement, saying it was about time that everyone learns to treat women with respect and dignity.

Hollywood mogul Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape charges

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to charges of rape and sexual assault, his lawyer says, in the first cases involving the disgraced producer to be tested in criminal court since scores of accusers emerged last year.

Harvey Weinstein charged with rape

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is arraigned in a New York court, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of accusations that triggered the #MeToo movement.

January 17, 2018
January 17, 2018

Why the #MeToo movement disrupts the creeping commodification of feminism

As the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in New York draws near, women from every corner of the world will convene to deliberate on the theme of CSW 2018: Challenges and Opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls.

January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018

#MeToo exists because of unequal power between men and women

Question: How do you know that a social campaign is working?

December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017

Time magazine names #MeToo movement as 'person of the year'

Time magazine names the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017.

October 21, 2017
October 21, 2017

Good men should not be quiet spectators

As the crowd builds of those telling their story, we see a picture of real life begin to emerge. A critical mass is growing that proves how much goes wrong when people can act with impunity in a culture of silence.

October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017

What is the antidote to toxic masculinity?

If the patriarchy is a river—and a polluted one at that—toxic masculinity and rape culture are its tributaries. They go hand in hand and feed off each other.

October 18, 2017
October 18, 2017

The #MeToo campaign: Only a start

Tales of global-media-mogul Harvey Weinstein's decades of sexual abuse of women in Hollywood have been unravelling over the last few weeks.

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