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As women around the US and UK continue to come forward with accusations of sexual harassment by famous men, the poll by NBC News and The Wall Street Journal found that 48 percent of female workers said they had personally experienced sexual harassment at work.
The U.S. president's daughter and adviser spoke at the World Assembly for Women amid growing attention to sexual harassment of women in Hollywood and other industries in the United States.

"All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect," she said. "This takes many forms including harassment which can never be tolerated."

She did not give examples.

In her speech, she also said workplaces need to make further efforts to respect women's values and accommodate the need for balance between work and family.

Despite the increase in the percentage of women at workplaces, corporate expectations have remained "stagnant" and still operate on "a single-honor mindset" with expectations for mothers to stay home to provide fulltime care, she said.

It "disproportionately" impacts women and most likely causes them to leave jobs or curtail ambitions due to lack of affordable care for children or relatives who can help, she said, calling for innovative ways to make it easier for women to enjoy motherhood without compromising their careers.

"This isn't a woman's issue, it's a family issue," she said.

Ivanka Trump came to Japan at the invitation of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and is set to leave one day before her father arrives here Sunday.

President Donald Trump starts his first official Asia tour in Japan. Trump will play golf and talk with Abe and meet with Emperor Akihito.


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Ivanka Trump, center, the daughter and advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, waves after delivering a speech at World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017 conference in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)

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Ivanka Trump, right, adviser to and daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a meeting of the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (Kim Kyung-hoon/Pool Photo via AP)

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Ivanka Trump, right, the daughter and advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stand together at World Assembly for Women: WAW! 2017 conference in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, Pool)

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I, speaking as a male, wish it was more common (females making random advances on males of course).
The females obviously have a different opinion.

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ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-11-3 16:05
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It's rife, just look at what is going on in Houses of parliament  UK MP's have been getting away with it and now being exposed

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Labour MPs could be banned by their party from drinking in one of parliament’s bars following a series of sexual harassment claims against MPs and ministers.

The allegations of inappropriate behaviour that have rocked Westminster have already led to the resignation of Sir Michael Fallon as defence secretary.

Labour MP Kelvin Hopkins was suspended from the party on Thursday evening over allegations about his behaviour towards a young activist.

Jeremy Corbyn is facing questions over why Hopkins was promoted to the shadow cabinet after a complaint against him had been made.

Labour MP John Mann will ask the Parliamentary Labour Party (PLP) to introduce a new code of conduct to try and prevent staff members being subject to unwanted advances.

One of his demands is that Labour MPs be prevented from visiting the Sports and Social bar in parliament - a pub popular with young staff.

Mann also wants a MPs to be given compulsory management training and for a clear system of warnings for those who breach the rules.


MPs found to have sexually assaulted or harassed people should also be properly held to account, Mann said.

He said punishments should include a public apologies, community service and an agreement to stand down at the next election.

Writing on LabourList, he said: “The Labour Party has always prided itself on supporting the most vulnerable in society but, in these cases, the party has not responded appropriately and have instead turned their backs on those who seek help.”

Tory MP Nadine Dorries said all the bars on the parliamentary estate should be shut down.


Labour MP Jess Phillips told BBC Radio 4′s Today programme this morning that it appeared the allegations against Hopkins were not taken as “seriously as it needed to be taken”.

Hopkins, 76, has been an MP for 20 years and has remained on the backbenches except for a four month stint as culture spokesman last year

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