Posted by in News on June 18, 2018

Me Too didn’t start with a hashtag – Hakima Abbas’ remarks at EDD 2018

AWID: Women and girls are speaking out loudly and visibly against violence, harassment, and abuse — from the #MeToo movement to #NiUnaMenos to social media messaging. Is this a truly global phenomenon and are the voices of the most marginalized being heard in these conversations?

Me Too as a campaign began in 2006 by a Black woman in the the U.S named Tarana Burke to support survivors of sexual violence, particularly young and impoverished women of color. In the last year, because Me Too resonated with survivors all around the world and went viral with a hashtag, the conversation about gender-based violence particularly in the workplace has garnered global attention and has enabled survivors to build collective power, mobilize, challenge the stigma, and call for justice.

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Source: AWID

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