Keyword: harassment

French politicians praise woman who stood up to harasser

Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo tweeted support for 22-year-old architecture student Marie Laguerre who stood up to man who harassed her in street.

Ex-France Telecom boss and execs to stand trial over staff suicides

Didier Lombard, the former CEO of France Telecom (now Orange) and six other company executives are to stand trial on charges of engaging in or assisting psychological harassment of their staff, which allegedly led to the suicides of more than 30 employees in the space of two years.

Doctors Without Borders says 19 staff fired over sex abuse cases

The French-founded international medical aid organsiation MSF (Doctors Without Borders) said it was prompted by the growing scandal engulfing British NGO Oxfam to reveal that it investigated 24 allegations of sexual harassment or abuse last year and which resulted in the dismissal of 19 of its staff.

French study exposes extent of sexual aggression against women in public

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A report published this month by France’s national institute of demographic studies, INED, suggests that one woman in five in the country falls victim every year to incidents of sexual and sexist abuse in public spaces, ranging from assault to harassment, and the most vulnerable are women aged between 20 and 24 who live in the Paris region. Louise Fessard reports.

Sex crime, harassment complaints soar in France in October

Official figures show the number of complaints lodged alleging sexual assault and harassment have jumped by almost a third year-on-year in France in the wake of widely reported allegations of sex crimes in the worlds of cinema, politics and the media, notably the accusations levelled at Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Outrage after French TV show panelist kisses woman's breast

The 54-year-old kissed the young woman on the breast after she refused he embrace her, prompting calls for his prosecution amid a series of recent damning revelations of sexual assault and harassment by both TV personalities and politicians in France. 

Frenchman jailed for calling and texting ex-girlfriend 21,807 times

Man started his ten months of harassment after the woman ended their relationship - he wanted her to thank him for doing up their flat.

France tackles sex assault in military

Defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian presents 36-page report and says there will be 'zero tolerance' for assaults and harassment of women recruits.

The Strauss-Kahn effect

Until last Friday, Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest in New York seemed a chance to break the code of silence that enveloped such cases in France.