In the wake of the #metoo movement gaining momentum in India and the survivors of sexual assault finding courage to speak up about their horror stories, it is time to introspect.
According to the google trends map, #metoo is being spoken about most in India.
Most of the stories that surfaced were about workplace sexual assault and misconduct. Even though there are laws and committees in place, it is often difficult for the survivor to speak up right away. Along with empowering the survivors and ensuring them that it is no their guilt or shame but the attacker’s fault, we also have to build safe workplaces, where everyone feels welcomed to do their best.