Ivanka Trump condemns harassment of women at work
November 03 2017 09:53 AM
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Ivanka Trump, the daughter and assistant to US President Donald Trump, delivers a speech at the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) in Tokyo on Friday.

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Harassment in the workplace "can never be tolerated," Ivanka Trump, the daughter of US President Donald Trump, told an audience in Tokyo on Friday.
The 36-year-old Ivanka Trump was speaking at the World Assembly for Women's conference, currently taking place in the Japanese capital. 
"All too often, our workplace culture has failed to treat women with appropriate respect," she said, in a speech about female participation in the economy. 
"This takes many forms, including harassment, which can never be tolerated." 
The comments come in the wake of a number of allegations in recent weeks made against Hollywood film industry heavyweights, who used their influence to get away with harassing women.
The US president himself faced allegations of sexual harassment from several women during the 2016 election campaign, which his spokesperson described at the time as "fiction." 
But a recording of Trump speaking behind the scenes on a television show in 2005, which emerged last October, showed him boasting about being able to get away with inappropriate behaviour towards women.
He later apologised for the remarks, saying "Anyone who knows me, knows these words don't reflect who I am."



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