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Harassment of women can’t be tolerated: Ivanka Trump

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Published Nov 4, 2017, 1:48 am IST
Updated Nov 4, 2017, 1:48 am IST
The speech came as global headlines are dominated by sexual harassment claims against prominent men in entertainment and politics.
Ivanka Trump
 Ivanka Trump

Tokyo: Sexual harassment of women should “never be tolerated”, Ivanka Trump told an audience in Tokyo on Friday, calling for women to be treated with greater respect at work. The speech came as global headlines are dominated by sexual harassment claims against prominent men in entertainment and politics.

The new round of claims has revived memories of her father Donald Trump’s boasts about groping women, which emerged during the US Presidential campaign. Speaking at the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo, the US President’s daughter said: “All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect. This takes many forms, including harassment, which can never be tolerated,” she added.

 

Ivanka is already a familiar face in Japan due to her modelling work and fashion line. However, empty seats greeted her at the conference. According to The New York Times, the room was half-empty and ushers had to move audience members forward several rows. A White House spokesman said the thin crowd was due to tight security.     

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