Brazil’s female sports reporters call time on s*xual harassment:
Female Brazilian sports reporters have banded together to speak out concerning the s*xual harassment they suffer in the course of their job.
A campaign video includes footage of a few women being kissed and groped during on-air broadcasts.
“Let her work” (#DeixaElaTrabalhar) is the campaign slogan, that has been shared extensively on social media.
The team of 52 reporters says they’ve been sent abusive messages and even r*pe threats on the web.
The video reveals female reporters flinching as men force themselves on to them as they try to present news stories. 1 man grabs a woman’s face and pulls it towards him for a kiss after she asks him a question.
These clips are interspersed with shots of the defiant campaigners, staring at the camera, folding their arms and calling time on the behaviour.
“We just want to work in peace,” says one. “We need respect,” says another.
The video was aired during a football match at Rio de Janeiro’s 79,000-capacity Maracana stadium on Sunday when the campaign started.