China's #MeToo movement gets its moment in court

Asia Pacific Dec 3, 2020

China's #MeToo movement gets its moment in court

A sexual harassment case against a powerful Chinese media figure opened in Beijing on Wednesday, with his accuser calling it a major moment for the country's still-young #MeToo movement. Zhou Xiaoxuan, now 27, sparked a social media storm in 2018 after accusing prominent television host ...

A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran

World / Social Issues Oct 24, 2020

A #MeToo awakening stirs in Iran

by Farnaz Fassihi

Three years into the global #MeToo movement, women who say they have been sexually assaulted are improbably going public in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The movement’s reach inside Iran gained momentum in late August after allegations aired on Iranian social media against more than ...

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

Asia Pacific Jul 13, 2020

Seoul mayor's funeral held despite half a million objections

The funeral service for Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon, who took his own life after being accused of sexual harassment, was held Monday despite a petition against the city-run ceremony signed by half a million people. Former human rights lawyer Park was a heavyweight figure in ...