Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

May 14, 2016

Indian court says former U.N. climate chief to stand trial

A court in India’s capital ruled Saturday that there’s enough evidence in a stalking and sexual harassment case for former U.N. climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to stand trial. Judge Shivani Chauhan announced that the next hearing in the case will be on July 11, ...

Top U.S. astronomer quits over sexual harassment scandal

Oct 15, 2015

Top U.S. astronomer quits over sexual harassment scandal

A renowned U.S. astronomer accused of repeated sexual harassment has resigned from his post at a California university that had been criticized for treating him too leniently. In a statement issued Wednesday, the University of California, Berkeley confirmed that professor Geoff Marcy had quit, ...

Mar 19, 2015

Miyagi mayor sued for sexual harassment dissolves village assembly

The mayor in the village of Ohira, Miyagi Prefecture, dissolved the village assembly this week after he was sued for alleged acts of sexual harassment. Ohira, population 5,563, dissolved its 14-member assembly on Tuesday after it passed a vote of no-confidence against Mayor Masahiro ...

54% of assemblywomen uncomfortable with counterparts' sexist acts

Jan 30, 2015

54% of assemblywomen uncomfortable with counterparts' sexist acts

A nationwide survey of assemblywomen said Friday that just over 54 percent of female lawmakers feel uncomfortable when exposed to sexist acts, remarks or verbal abuse from assemblymen. “Such sex discrimination has been a major obstacle for women seeking assembly membership as well as ...

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India

Dec 2, 2014

Video of women fighting off harassers shocks India

A video showing two sisters in northern India hitting back at men who allegedly harassed them on a crowded bus has drawn huge attention in a country where hundreds of thousands of women silently endure sexual harassment daily. The video, filmed by a passenger ...

Nov 21, 2014

Gunma University fires professor for verbal harassment

Gunma University has fired a professor at its medical school for verbally harassing his staff, including by telling a women she was not allowed to have children. The unnamed professor, who is in his 40s, was sacked for making comments construed as “power harassment” ...