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12 Senior Fellows on #MeToo's International Impact



In the past several months, the #MeToo Movement has gained momentum across US industries and communities and has spread to many other countries. Many have hailed #MeToo as a major step forward in women’s rights and gender rights, while others have criticized elitist and exclusionary aspects of the movement.

We asked Fellows and Senior Fellows to share reflections on #MeToo in their countries – Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and United States. We’re excited to share their important reflections with you today.

We look forward to continuing this important conversation, and we share deep thanks with the 10 Fellows and Senior Fellows for sharing their perspectives:

Netherlands: “Not My Cup of Tea

Anna van den Bergh (2015 Amsterdam Fellowship)

United States: “Pushing Past the Trending Hashtag

Roberto Flores (2017 John Lewis Fellowship)

Poland: “#MeToo Under the Threat of Nationalism

Sylwia Wodzinska (2014 Warsaw Fellowship)

France: “From #MeToo to #WithoutMe: How French Elites Led the Country to Turn Its Back on Women

Ndeye Diobaye (2014 Paris Fellowship)

Denmark: “#MeToo vs. Denmark

Ane-Krestine Larsen (2010 Copenhagen Fellowship)

Belgium: “Slowly, Belgium Reckons with #MeToo

Saim Saeed (2014 Berlin Fellowship)

Ukraine: “#UkraineToo? National Specifics of the Gender Equality Initiative

Diana Daiub (2016 Berlin Fellowship)

Bulgaria: “#MeWho? #NotUs …but Wait a Minute!

Ina Doublekova (2007 Berlin Fellowship)

Greece: “Baby (or Small) Steps for Feminism

Alexandra Amanatidou (2015 Berlin Fellowship)

Turkey: “Is it OK to Say ‘#MeToo’ in Turkey?

Müge Yaman (2014 Copenhagen Fellowship)

Germany: “#MeToo: Germany doesn’t need it. But does it?

Mariana Pryven (2013 Warsaw Fellowship)

Bosnia and Herzegovina: “#MeToo: Breaking the tradition of silence

Zvijezdana Marković (2015 John Lewis Fellowship)