Arabic and International Friday, 26 January 2018 at 00:20 (Views 475)
British Prime Minister expresses "shock" at the harassment scandal at a charity dinner for businessmen
Baghdad / Sky Press
British Prime Minister Teresa Mae said she was "shocked" at the sexual harassment scandal at a charity dinner for business men, vowing to continue the fight until "women are respected and treated equally".
The charity club, the Presedent Club, announced its closure following a report by journalist Madison Marig in the Financial Times on Wednesday about harassment at a men's party at a London hotel.
The incident has angered opponents, businessmen and many members of his conservative party, May.
"Frankly, I was shocked when I read the report," Mai said in an interview with Bloomberg on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
"I thought that this behavior that considers women a commodity has become a blow from the past and that we have managed to overcome it," he said.
"Unfortunately, what this event showed is that we still have to do a lot of work," she said.
"I will continue to work until we reach the moment when we can say that women are respected and accepted and treated equally," she said.
More than 70,000 people have signed a lawsuit demanding that the British government tighten legal protection for female workers from sexual harassment after the scandal was revealed.
Sophia Yates Lo, a women's rights activist who initiated the lawsuit, said she was "shocked" to discover that Presidene Club executives had no legal responsibility for the harassment of women workers at a gala dinner for men Just.
Asked whether there was a need for more "rules" to protect women, Mai said the harassment during the ceremony was more about "bad behavior."
Mai has vowed to eradicate "this behavior that treats women as a commodity."
"All women were asked to wear sexy black clothes and shoes with high heels. During the ceremony, many of the workers, some of them students working for money, were harassed. "
The suit called on Interior Minister Amber Ribo to return a legal clause protecting women from sexual harassment by clients or clients as well as employers and colleagues.