Jan 6, 2017

Pakistani province launches app for women to report harassment

A smartphone application enabling women to report incidents of harassment to police in Pakistan’s Punjab province went live this week as authorities step up efforts to promote women’s safety in one of the worst provinces for crimes against them. With a click of a ...

Dec 8, 2016

26.6% of working population hit by harassment: poll

A quarter of people aged 20 to 60 have experienced some sort of harassment, with the largest number tormented at work, a survey by an insurance consultancy says. Tokyo-based IRRC Corp.’s online survey of 400 men and women in October showed that 213, or ...

Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017

Aug 12, 2016

Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017

Twitter Inc. denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless. “There is absolutely no truth to the claims whatsoever,” a spokesman for Twitter said in an emailed response to a Reuters ...

Jun 28, 2016

U.S. accuses Russia of intimidating its diplomats

The United States has complained to Russia about a mounting campaign of harassment and intimidation of American diplomats and their families in Moscow, the State Department said on Monday. Among those to raise objections, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the issue with ...

May 27, 2016

LGBT community focus of new sexual harassment guidelines

Discriminatory acts by employers against sexual minorities will be regarded as sexual harassment under revised guidelines to be introduced next year, according to officials. The Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry is planning to introduce the changes in January under the equal employment opportunity law ...

May 26, 2016

Otsu city manager disciplined over 'harassed' worker's death

The city of Otsu in Shiga Prefecture has taken disciplinary action against a 53-year-old male manager for harassing a male subordinate in his 40s who subsequently overdosed on tranquilizer pills and died three days later. The city cut the pay of the official, who ...