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Women have 'just started' to speak out on sexual harassment: U.N. Women

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26.11.2017

The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that has rattled Hollywood, U.S. media and beyond is just beginning, says the head of U.N. Women, who expects many more women to come forward before behaviors change.

The wave of scandals in the United States has felled the careers of some of the most high-profile men in entertainment and compelled companies to take a second look at their policies against sexual harassment in the workplace.

"It has just started. I think we are still going to see many more women coming out," Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of U.N. Women, told AFP in an interview. "There are going to be many more women who are going to find their voices."

The former South African deputy president who has been the top U.N. official on gender equality since 2013 said the groundswell of allegations had yet to reach a tipping point to bring about a definite shift in attitudes.

"We probably haven't reached that point........

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