Men Urged To Stand Together In Solidarity To End Sexual Harassment

Men across the world are being urged to stand together in solidarity with each other, and with women, to end sexual harassment.

The call comes from the United Nation’s gender organization, UN Women, to mark International Human Solidarity Day.

UN Women’s HeForShe movement is encouraging men to record a short video stating a personal commitment to end sexual harassment.

It is hoped those videos will be posted on social media, as what UN Women describes as “a public symbol of solidarity to the many brave individuals who have experienced sexual harassment”.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said “men must take personal ownership in calling out sexual harassment and the culture that enables it,” adding that “responding with silent anger is not enough”.

In recent weeks, a number of high-profile media and business leaders, as well as politicians in the United States and further afield have faced allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Source: UN Radio