Australia-Japan Society of Tasmania Inc.


The #MeToo Movement in Asia: How Can We Fight Against Sexual Violence?

  • 12 Feb 2021
  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online

Ever since the #MeToo movement started in the United States, thousands of women across the world have come forward and joined the movement, telling their own stories. Asia was no exception; the movement has picked up momentum and developed in its own particular way. Yet, there are innumerable victims who are unable to speak up because of their fear of secondary victimization through the insensitive, victim-blaming attitude of third parties and false rumors spread on social media, as well as discrimination and sanctions imposed by traditionally patriarchal societies.

Goal 5 of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) includes the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls, but how can Asia join hands in attaining this goal? Shiori Ito, who was cited as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2020 for her contribution to Japan’s #MeToo movement, will share her insights.

Video Message:

Tom NAGORSKI (Executive Vice President, Asia Society)


Shiori ITO (Journalist; Documentary Filmmaker; 2020 Time 100 List; Asia 21 Young Leader)


Aiko DODEN (Special Affairs Commentator, NHK World TV, Japan Broadcasting Corporation)

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