Firstpost #MeToo Conversations aims to bolster the fightback
Firstpost will host a set of opinion makers to confer at the one-day deliberation #MeToo Conversations to focus on various aspects of the movement from personal trauma of affected individuals, workplace safety for women, and sustainability of the movement to the challenges ahead.
Among the luminaries attending #MeToo Conversations at The Habitat, Khar, Mumbai on 18th October, 2018 are personalities like Sandhya Menon, Mahima Kukreja, Nikhil Taneja and Mrunalini Deshmukh. Shruti Seth, Rashmi Bansal, Shrunali Shroff, Vandana Shah, Rujuta Shinde and Tara Kaushal will also participate in the day-long discourse among others. The wide range of topics that the discussion seeks to cover include understanding of what entails sexual harassment; what’s the legal action that can follow post an allegation; how women can deal with the physical and mental trauma of being sexually harassed; how can companies deal with sexual harassment in addition to the vulnerability of men that may entail due to false accusations for whatever reasons. The sessions will be chaired by author, journalist, Meghna Pant.
Speaking about the event, BV Rao, Editor, Firstpost said, “What’s paramount for us at Firstpost is the honest reporting of the truth in the stories that unravel. The past couple of weeks have seen women across the country find a voice to let the world know about their traumas they’ve faced with regard to sexual harassment and the toxic masculinity that extends to all facets of Indian society. We have extended our support by giving these women a platform, for they are the ones who need to reach out and make themselves heard around the world. Through the #MeToo Conversations event, we aim to take the movement to the next stage and address the question on everybody’s mind – where do we go from here? What we plan on doing is educating the existing society around us and providing them with a clearer picture of the exact details of dealing with a situation relating to a #MeToo incident”.