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Yes, Worry about Women Coming Forward. Worry a lot.

Elizabeth Renzetti writes about the problems for women in coming forward. It is a welcome recognition of a serious, and all too underreported, reality of the #MeToo era.   As we observed recently: The same lack of respect for victims and the inept, often ill-intentioned, handling of these matters that causes women to abandon their […]

NBC After Matt Lauer: What’s Changed?

“Thursday will mark one year since Matt Lauer was fired from NBC’s “Today” show for sexual misconduct. But since that reckoning, has NBC News really changed? The culture and management of NBC News continue to silence women, while parent company Comcast apparently does nothing. It is time to hold the Comcast Board of Directors accountable. […]

Canadian Armed Forces Faulted for Handling of Sexual Misconduct

“We found that the Canadian Armed Forces did not always resolve reported cases of inappropriate sexual behaviour in a timely, consistent, and respectful manner. As a result, some victims did not report or they withdrew their complaints, and they had less confidence that the investigations would produce any tangible results.” “In addition to the psychological […]

Women Still Skeptical

News from Forbes: A recent study by Lean In and McKinsey, “Women In The Workplace” says that despite the #MeToo movement, women are not feeling confident that their claims about sexual harassment will be taken seriously. The study shows that 30% of women are skeptical that the changes taking place around sexual harassment policies and programs are effective, and […]

Stop Sexual Misconduct from Being Fatal

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed in The Times Colonist.    Go to story. A version of this article, also published in The Huffington Post with links, is available here.  RELATED Stop letting the system assault victims of sexual violence over and over (The Hill Times)  

When Toxic Work Culture Adds To The Trauma Of Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct can be fatal. A heartbreaking reminder of that reality came in July with the sudden passing of Krista Carle, a former RCMP constable who took her own life after battling the trauma of sexual harassment at the hands of Canada’s iconic police force. Former RCMP member Ms. Krista Carle in Victoria, B.C., on March […]

Krista Carle | Appreciation

A P P R E C I A T I O N Krista Carle  Victim of the horrors of sexual misconduct at the RCMP, Champion in helping others to overcome theirs.   By now it is widely known that sexual harassment in the workplace can be life-altering. What is too often overlooked is that it can […]

Kathleen Finlay Interviewed in London Free Press

A POSSIBLE SOLUTION? Public disclosure of annual harassment statistics and a ban on non-disclosure agreements will go a long way to preventing sexual harassment of women in the workplace, an advocate says. “Until we start to get a better picture, we won’t be able to measure any kind of progress,” Kathleen Finlay, founder of the […]