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There should be zero tolerance for sexual harassment: spokesperson for UNGA President

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

There should be for sexual and exploitation against journalists and other members of the media, a for of the UN Maria Fernanda Espinosa said.

The remarks came in response to a question on the explosion of the movement in India, where several women from the field of media, entertainment and journalism have come forward and shared personal stories of being sexually harassed and assaulted by their male bosses, colleagues and even prominent political leaders and artists.

"The of the has made very clear that there is for sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual violence and since we are talking about members of the press and journalists, there is also for journalists to be harassed when they are doing their job," Espinosa's said at her daily press briefing here Thursday.

Women from a wide spectrum of fields are taking to like and to name and shame those who abused or harmed them and demanding justice and stern action.

Grayley said while she cannot comment on specific cases as she was not aware of them, she said the is "very firm" on her stance on zero tolerance for sexual abuse.

"When you take a stance against sexual violence, sexual of any kind and to members of the press, one is not talking about only a specific area of the world. You are talking about universal terms. It is zero tolerance, zero is zero, it is not zero minus one or zero plus one. It is not acceptable," she said.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 11:15 IST