Around 1200 women from three different industries have joined Iceland’s growing #metoo movement by releasing public statements condemning sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination in their field. The industries in question are media, health care, and the airline industry. RÚV reported first.
In Icelandic media, 238 women have released a statement in support of women who have come forward with accounts of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and assault in their industry. Over 600 flight attendants have signed a similar statement accompanied by accounts. In addition, 354 women who work in healthcare have signed a public statement accompanied by 10 accounts of discrimination and sexual assault.
The statement released by women in health care reads in part: “We expect all of our colleagues and management to work together to eradicate this disgrace. Sexual violence, harassment, and discrimination must not be tolerated, neither in the workplace nor elsewhere in society.”
Public statements have been release by women in eight industries in Iceland and individual signatures number in the thousands. Men in several industries have come together to support the movement as well.
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