IMF’s Lagarde creates hashtag #YouAndMe to face sexual harassment

Asked about the #MeToo hashtag, Chirstine Lagarde pushes to move from emotions to actions, from #MeToo to #YouandMe, as a new hashtag.

“While the anger that came with it was necessary and right, what’s needed now is action to implement change–and that needs to be a conversation including both men and women, which she just referred to as a chat between #YouAndMe.”

Lagarde was speaking at a panel session with Richard Quest on global business and social trends at the World Government Summit took place in Dubai.

Me Too (or “#MeToo”, with local alternatives in other languages) went viral in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media to help demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace.

 

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