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At the #Metoo Olympics, Organizers Confront Sexual Abuse

posted on February 12, 2018

The Associated Press’s Claire Galofaro reports that the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are the first to have offices around the Olympic venues to help sexual assault victims. In the aftermath of the Nassar abuse scandal, the International Olympic Committee has increased resources and awareness for its “safeguarding” program, in which abuse victims can report and be referred to medical services or law enforcement. At the games, a Catholic nun runs the “Gender Equality Support Centre” in a small trailer under a ski lift. Galofaro writes, “Sungsook Kim—who goes by her religious name, Sister Droste—speaks little English. But to describe her mission, she says the name of the American movement: ‘me too.’ ”

Read at The Associated Press