The European Parliament decided to talk about sexual harassmentUncategorized October 24, 2017
The European Parliament will consider recent allegations of sexual abuse in a representative body. This is stated in the statement of the European Parliament, published on the official website.
The statement noted that the European Parliament works as an Advisory Committee of MPs, which receives complaints on all forms of harassment in the workplace. So far, the Committee has received no formal complaints of sexual harassment.
The President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani said that “with shock and indignation that I learned about the recent complaints of sexual harassment in the European Parliament. But the shock may not be the answer.” He added that although a year ago steps were taken to raise awareness about the existence of the Committee of grievances, “it is necessary to further raise awareness about existing facilities.”
Tajani promised that the Presidium of the Parliament to discuss this issue.
9 October 2017, the famous American film producer Harvey Weinstein, accused of sexual harassment, was dismissed from the company Weinstein Company, which co-owner it is. His sudden dismissal followed the publication in the New York Times, published last week. The journalists reported the allegations of Weinstein in the sexual harassment of young Actresses and female employees of his production company. According to the newspaper, evidence of battered women say that such behavior was characteristic of the producer for at least three decades.