- Last week, UNAids concluded that allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Luiz Loures, a high-ranking official, were not substantiated. Code Blue, a group that campaigns against sexual abuse and exploitation by UN peacekeeping forces, is calling the in-house investigation a “gross miscarriage of justice.” In an open letter to UNAids the group states:
“Every other institution called to account through the movement sparked by #MeToo is rushing to give survivors the benefit of the doubt; only in the United Nations are the victims hounded into resignation and despair.”
- The mother of a sexual assault victim in Kamloops, B.C. alleges that her daughter’s elementary school tried to sweep the issue under the rug.
- NYPD officers claim the “sex” was “consensual” after raping a teen in the back of their police car while she was in custody.
- Journalist at The Atlantic documents the lessons he learned by striving for gender parity in expert quotes and sources.
- Former Ontario conservative party leader Patrick Brown finally addresses sexual harassment claims. He tweeted: “#Metoo can be a tool to lift society and I applaud that effort. False allegations however undermine that good work. The truth will come out. Thank you to all.”