Less than a third reported the incidents, with most saying they remained silent out of fear for their career.
Perhaps the most shocking event of 2011 was the massacre carried out by Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old anti-Islamic fanatic, in July in Oslo.
She was joined by almost all of her female colleagues including Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Claire Mc Caskill of Missouri, Dianne Feinstein of California, Patty Murray of Washington State, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Maria Cantwell of Washington State, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Tammy Duckworth of Illinois and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire. "The Democratic Party will stand up for women and for what is right," Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said in a statement. If you are a candidate for office or an elected official who has engaged in sexual misconduct, you should step aside — whether you sit in the U.
LEFT: A flag is pictured on the headquarters of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 2, 2017.
The 32-year-old far-Right extremist killed 77 people when he detonated a bomb in the Norwegian capital and went on a shooting rampage on the island of Utoya.
At his first open court appearance in November, he claimed to be the commander of a resistance movement fighting the spread of Islam in Europe.
REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/Files; RIGHT: A donation box can be seen at a London Oxfam shop, December 2, 2008.
REUTERS/Simon Newman/Files LONDON: As sexual harassment scandals hit Hollywood and beyond, reports of abuse have also rocked the charity sector, with two major aid groups revealing they sacked dozens of staff members over sexual misconduct in the last year.
Aid groups International Committee of the Red Cross, Plan International, CARE International, Norwegian Refugee Council, and Mercy Corps said in email statements that they had strict policies to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace but most admitted it remained an under-reported issue.
Another Democrat, freshman Representative Ruben Kihuen of Nevada, is facing calls for his resignation after charges emerged last week that he had repeatedly propositioned his former campaign finance director.
The scandals, part of a nationwide epidemic of aggressive and predatory sexual behavior among male elites being outed by women, are disproportionately claiming Democrats as the party takes the high moral ground while Republicans choose to brazen out charges against them.
The charity employs more than 5,000 people worldwide.
It said it referred 53 of the complaints to police and other services, while 33 were internally investigated, with about three-quarters resulting in disciplinary action.
Save the Children — an international humanitarian group — said it fired 16 staff members over reports of sexual harassment in the past year.