In 2007, gender justice activist Tarana Burke coined the phrase “Me Too” and launched a movement for survivors of sexual violence to find healing and strength in solidarity. In October 2017, following media reports of serial sexual harassment and assault by producer Harvey Weinstein, the actress and activist Alyssa Milano invited survivors to share their experiences of harassment and violence on social media using the hashtag #MeToo. The hashtag quickly went viral worldwide as individuals shared their stories and demanded accountability. The unleashing of the power of their voices has prompted an unprecedented public reckoning with the pervasiveness of harassment, and particularly workplace harassment, that continues today. The power of individuals sharing their stories has changed the way that women are heard and believed, led to important moments of individual accountability, and begun to reshape our institutions, laws, and culture. This report provides an overview of legal and institutional progress addressing workplace harassment in the last year, catalyzed by this movement.
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