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WATCH: Ateneo admin apologizes, vows action on sexual harassment

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'We’d like to look for ways to encourage those who’ve been hurt to come forward...so that we can really stamp out these people, sexual harassment, and sexual predators," says Ateneo President Fr Jett Villarin SJ

LISTEN TO VICTIMS. Ateneo de Manila students hold up protest signs without speaking as they wait for the outcome of a dialogue between university officials and concerned students and faculty. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Ateneo community calls on admin to act on sexual harassment on campus

Oct 17, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Ateneo Loyola Schools Faculty Association calls for an independent review on existing investigative processes after another allegation of sexual harassment involving faculty surfaces online

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr denies groping two women

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:28 AM

The actor pleads not guilty in the case

Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr., departs his court arraignment in New York on October 15, 2019, where new charges are to be unsealed on his sexual assault case. - Gooding has previously been charged with forcible touching and sex abuse in relation to an alleged groping incident at a New York bar. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP)

'Our school is not safe': Ateneo students demand punishment for sexual predators

Oct 15, 2019 - 7:14 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ateneo says it 'does not tolerate or condone sexual harassment' but cannot be more transparent about investigations due to the Data Privacy Act

SCHOOL NOT SAFE. Ateneo students protest sexual harassment on campus and call for transparency in the administration's handling of cases. Photo by Janella Paris/Rappler

Ateneo on Safe Spaces Act: Be specific about school responsibilities

Oct 14, 2019 - 7:43 PM

The university has been under fire for its supposed failure to address complaints of sexual harassment posted anonymously by students on an online freedom wall

France expands rape probe against Islamic scholar Ramadan

Sep 29, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Ramadan was professor of contemporary Islamic studies at Oxford University until he was forced to take leave when rape allegations surfaced in late 2017

HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS. Swiss leading Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan speaks to a group of people as he leaves the Palais de Justice (Law Court) of Paris, on August 30, 2019 after a hearing. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Gatchalian calls for suspension of U.P. frat in latest hazing incident

Sep 28, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Aside from hazing, the fraternity also stands accused of having lewd conversations about women from a sister sorority

SUSPEND SIGMA RHO. Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is calling for the suspension of the entire UP Sigma Rho fraternity after reported hazing within the brotherhood.

Writers urge NCCA to probe alleged sexual assault at Iligan workshop

Aug 07, 2019 - 5:53 PM

Over 300 writers sign an open letter calling on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to conduct a 'thorough and independent' probe considering it had funded the workshop

Women subjected to shaming, harassment the most under Duterte gov't – expert

Jul 22, 2019 - 1:52 PM

'At no other time have women been subjected to shaming, humiliation, harassment, with immunity [and] impunity by a sitting president than now," says regional gender and governance adviser Socorro Reyes

Rappler Talk: Senator Risa Hontiveros on challenges facing 'Bawal Ang Bastos' Law

Jul 17, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The law has been passed. The next challenge: implementation

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] Why it's important that SC defined sexual harassment

Jul 17, 2019 - 8:53 AM

The Supreme Court's decision on the case of a former Xavier University Cagayan de Oro law professor settles that power – not sex – is central to what sexual harassment really is

New law punishes wolf whistling, catcalling, online sexual harassment

Jul 15, 2019 - 9:41 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte, who himself was caught publicly wolf whistling a female reporter, signs the Safe Spaces Act

SC suspends ex-Xavier University law professor for sexual advances to students

Jul 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

(UPDATED) While there were no demands for sex, the Supreme Court says 'sexual harassment is not the violation of the victim's sexuality but the abuse of power by the offender'

SUSPENDED. The Supreme Court suspends a law professor for making sexual advances to students. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Filipina reporter quits Cambodia newspaper due to alleged sexual harassment

Jul 05, 2019 - 2:57 PM

The publisher and the chief operating officer of the Khmer Times deny the accusations

ACCUSATION. The publisher of Khmer Times, T. Mohan (middle), is accused of sexually harassing a 26-year-old Filina reporter. Mohan denies the allegation. Photo from L'Hebdo du Cambodge's Facebook

South Korean Olympians in sexual harassment incident

Jun 25, 2019 - 5:00 PM

An Olympic short track medalist, who has not been identified, sexually harasses another male Games podium finisher

Photo from Shutterstock


UN labor agency approves landmark anti-harassment convention

Jun 22, 2019 - 10:19 AM

The convention is adopted following tough negotiations among different parties on issues like defining 'vulnerable groups'

Google employees stage a walkout on November 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment. - A Google Walkout For Real Change account that sprang up on Twitter on October 31 called for employees and contractors to leave their workplaces at 11:10am local time around the world on Thursday. Tension has been growing over how the US-based tech giant handles sexual harassment claims. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP)

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr charged over groping claim

Jun 14, 2019 - 8:51 AM

Cuba Gooding Jr is charged with 'forcible touching' by New York prosecutors after allegedly groping a woman in a bar

'Untarnished truth:' Pisay students spark a campus movement vs sexual harassment

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

In the span of a week, students of the Philippine Science High School build a movement to take on the school’s highest officials and change campus culture on sexual harassment

India's top judge faces sexual harassment storm

Apr 20, 2019 - 6:40 PM

A former court assistant alleges that India's chief justice Ranjan Gogoi twice made sexual advances in the office of his official residence in October 2018

CHIEF JUSTICE. In this file photo, Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi (C) signs the oath in presence of India's President Ram Nath Kovind (not seen) during the swearing-in ceremony inside the Durbar Hall at the presidential palace in New Delhi on October 3, 2018. Photo by Chandan Khanna/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Mural shows there is 'no dress code for rape'

Mar 31, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Artists and youth leaders unveil a mural to push for safe streets free of sexual harassment

Founder of Ted Baker fashion house quits over harassment claims

Mar 04, 2019 - 9:27 PM

Ted Baker founder Ray Kelvin has resigned as chief executive of the company

Emma Thompson refuses to work with ex-Disney animation chief over harassment accusations

Feb 27, 2019 - 8:44 AM

The actress departs from the movie 'Luck' after Skydance announced it hired former Disney creative director John Lasseter, who is accused of sexual harassment

British actress Emma Thompson poses on the red carpet arriving to attend the UK premiere of the film The Children Act in London on August 16, 2018. (Photo by Anthony HARVEY / AFP)

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Baka kayo na ang susunod

Feb 18, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Sa bawat kaso, sa bawat panggigipit, higit na nagiging malinaw kung bakit ginagawa ang mga ito

Curbing sexual harassment in public spaces 'goes beyond policy'

Feb 03, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Advocates urge everyone to create an environment that encourages women to report incidents of sexual harassment

Background photo from Shutterstock

#SafeCities: Roundtable discussion on reporting cases of sexual harassment

Jan 30, 2019 - 12:41 PM

Watch the roundtable discussion on reporting sexual harassment cases in public spaces on Wednesday, January 30

House OKs bill criminalizing catcalling, street harassment

Jan 14, 2019 - 8:06 PM

The bill would impose hefty fines and jail time for those caught sexually harassing others in public or online

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers back a bill that would punish catcalling and other forms of street and online harassment. Illustration by Rappler

Judge dismisses Ashley Judd harassment claim against Harvey Weinstein

Jan 11, 2019 - 7:32 PM

A US district judge says that the sexual harassment law within a professional relationship does not cover the claims made by Judd against the disgraced Hollywood producer

Lady Gaga apologizes for R. Kelly collaboration

Jan 10, 2019 - 11:14 PM

'I intend to remove this song off of iTunes and other streaming platforms and will not be working with him again,' says Lady Gaga of her song with the R&B singer

NEDA official faces probe over sexual harassment allegations

Jan 03, 2019 - 1:53 PM

The National Economic and Development Authority declines to name the official, but says it immediately launched an investigation even before a formal complaint was filed

'Boys will be boys': Locker room talk and online harassment

Dec 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Online spaces have made the locker rooms bigger – and more sinister

Fake news, real women: Disinformation gone macho

Dec 15, 2018 - 9:52 AM

When disinformation is weaponized against women, misogyny rears its ugly head

Ateneo investigates alleged campus rape case

Nov 25, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University is 'shocked' and 'outraged' by the alleged rape case within school premises

Marco Poli on sexual harassment: Speak up, say no

Nov 24, 2018 - 5:00 PM

'Huwag mo hintayin matapos ang pageant'

Bea Rose Santiago speaks out on sexual harassment

Nov 14, 2018 - 1:14 PM

On social media, the former beauty queen says she was sexually harassed by various men, including a priest, and a 'well-known CEO'

SPEAK OUT. Bea Rose Santiago talks about her own experiences of being sexually harassed. Screenshot from Instagram.com/bea.santiago

Lapeña faces graft complaint | Midday wRap

Nov 13, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Watch Rappler’s Midday newscast with Bea Cupin

House approves stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment

Nov 12, 2018 - 8:30 PM

From a fine between P10,000 and P20,000, sexual harassers would be ordered to pay P50,000 up to P200,000 if the House bill is passed into law

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Legislators want to impose stiffer penalties for sexual harassment cases. Illustration by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Hontiveros seeks Senate probe into Miss Earth sexual harassment issue

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'Sexual harassment has no place anywhere, especially in a pageant that claims to uphold the value and power of women,' says Senator Risa Hontiveros

NO TO DROP BOXES. Senator Risa Hontiveros threatens to dissolve the budget allotted for the DILG's community-based thrust against crime and drugs: Masa Masid. File photo from Hontiveros' Facebook page

Sexual harassment? 'Amado Cruz too old, weak,' says staff

Nov 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM

The longtime Miss Earth pageant sponsor earlier denied allegations of sexual harassment

Facebook stops requiring arbitration of sexual harassment claims

Nov 10, 2018 - 12:28 PM

Facebook, like Google, allows complaints of sexual harassment to be aired openly in court

Google outlines steps to tackle workplace harassment

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai promises Google will be more transparent with how concerns are handled, and provide better support and care to those who raise such issues with the company

SUNDAR PICHAI. Screen shot from YouTube.

Miss Earth 2018 candidates accuse sponsor of sexual harassment

Nov 08, 2018 - 2:15 PM

On Instagram, Canada’s Jaime VandenBerg, England’s Abbey-Anne Gyles-Brown, and Guam's Emma Mae Sheedy claim that a sponsor repeatedly asked them for sexual favors

Big turnout of 'Googlers' at headquarters in global protest

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:25 AM

'Not only will these women and men change the Tech Bro Culture in Silicon Valley, they're going to change the world!' Democratic California congresswoman Jackie Speier tweets

WALKOUT. Google employees stage a walkout on November 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment. Photo by Bryan R. Smith/AFP


Another exec out amid sex harassment tension at Google

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Rich DeVaul, a director at X lab devoted to 'moonshots' such as internet service from balloons, departs

GOOGLE. People pass by the Google logo at the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 8, 2017. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP


Google says it fired 48 for sexual harassment over 2 years

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:48 AM

Google releases an email sent to employees from Sundar Pichai saying 48 people had been terminated for sexual harassment in the past two years, including 13 who were senior managers and above and that none received 'an exit package'

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Sexual harassment on campus

Oct 25, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Leloy Claudio discusses sexual harassment on campus with Natsy Verceles

What the Gretchen Fullido complaint tells us about sexual harassment

Oct 20, 2018 - 6:05 PM

Power imbalance is a key issue in any sexual harassment complaint, says an expert

Ateneo students file sexual harassment case vs professor

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Complaints from several students will now be part of official investigations conducted by the university

CASE FILED. A formal case composed of testimonies of sexual harassment is filed vs a longtime male professor. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Pope defrocks 2 Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Oct 13, 2018 - 7:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) A total of 167 bishops, priests, and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed in the South American country since 1960

VISIT. Chile's President Sebastian Pinera (2L) and his wife Cecilia Morel (R) exchange gifts with Pope Francis (2R) during a private audience at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Photo by Alessandro Bianchi/POOL/AFP

House approves bill on stiffer penalties vs sexual harassment on 2nd reading

Oct 09, 2018 - 6:33 PM

House Bill 8244 also seeks to expand the definition of sexual harassment in the office, schools, and training institutions

NO TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Lawmakers seek to increase penalties for sexual harassment in the workplace and schools.

Senate approves bill punishing catcalling, street harassment

Oct 08, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Senate Bill 1326 seeks to penalize catcalling, wolf-whistling, cursing, leering, groping, and stalking, among others