Tackling Sexual Harassment

By Braema Mathi

June 2020 FEATURE
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SEXUAL HARASSMENT is about power, not sexual desire.The term first hit international airwaves in the 1980s – four decades ago. On the heels of the #MeToo movement in 2017, sexual harassment’s visibility rose to an all-time high, when an avalanche of complainants – both women and men – came forward to publicly share their experiences at the workplace.Progress in recognising sexual harassment as a crime is often stalled. Under certain socio-political situations, gender equality remains vague, and perpetrators, usually men,...

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Braema Mathi

is a visiting senior research fellow at Penang Institute. She is from Singapore and she loves the hills, the rivers and trekking – all of which are plentiful in Penang.