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Harassment: ‘Often takes time for complaints to come forward’

Cerys Furlong, chief executive of equality charity Chwarae Teg, welcomes a call to scrap the 12-month time limit for Welsh Assembly staff to report incidents of harassment. AMs on the standards committee have called for…

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Harassment: Politicians have ‘got to lead the way’

Jayne Bryant, who chairs the Welsh Assembly’s standards committee, says staff need to feel confident they can report harassment without risking their career. AMs on the committee have called for an anonymous complaints procedure to…


Harassment: ‘lack of confidence’ in AMs complaints procedures

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A new dignity and respect policy for the assembly was set up earlier this year A lack of confidence in how the assembly deals with claims of inappropriate behaviour…


Presenter Cathy Newman reveals school sexual harassment

Image copyright PA Channel 4 News presenter Cathy Newman has spoken out about being sexually harassed by teenage boys at the private school sixth form she attended. She told the Sunday Times how one pupil…


Bouncer suspended after woman’s sexual harassment tweet

Image copyright Emily White Image caption Emily White, 19, said she took a stand after she was sexually harassed by a bouncer A bouncer accused of sexually harassing a woman before telling her “I can…


Firms failing to tackle sexual harassment, says MPs

Image copyright Getty Images Businesses, government and regulators are failing to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, say MPs. The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee has published a five-point plan to deal with the problem….


Parliament: Warning over Westminster harassment response

Image copyright PA Victims of alleged harassment at Westminster have told the BBC that others affected are still too frightened to come forward. One victim suggested “forces are trying to scupper” plans for a new…


Catcalling: Women write in chalk to stop street harassment

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Sexy girl! Excuse me! Yo!” “You better learn to answer a man when he speaks to you!” It’s a rainy afternoon in east London and two women…


Mark McDonald faces month suspension over sexual harassment

Image copyright Scottish government Image caption Mark McDonald now sits as an independent MSP after quitting the SNP group at Holyrood An MSP faces being suspended from Holyrood for a month after he was found…


‘Shocking’ level of sexual harassment at music festivals

Image copyright PA Image caption Festivals are a huge part of the UK summer calendar Nearly half of female festival goers (43%) under 40 say they have faced unwanted sexual behaviour at a music festival,…


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