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MANILA, Philippines – In 2019, various groups called for action after incidents of sexual harassment were exposed in various institutions.
From school campuses to artists’ groups and beyond, the youth took a stand to say abuse would not be tolerated.
In a victory for the anti-sexual harassment movement, the Safe Spaces Act was passed to fill in the gaps of the 25-year-old Anti-Sexual Harassment Act.
The new law, which seeks to protect individuals in various settings both online and in public spaces, is envisioned to push further the anti-sexual harassment advocacy in the Philippines. – Rappler.com
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