Draft DM Motion: #MeToo

DM notes that the #MeToo social media campaign has allowed hundreds of women who have suffered from sexual assault around the world to open up about their experiences in atmosphere of mutual support and solidarity.

DM also notes, while having concerns about trial-by-media, the positive role played by social media in providing an environment for openness about sexual harassment and assault that had previously been suppressed.

DM also notes that allegations of sexual abuse and the silencing of the victims have been on-going in within large media organisations for years now.

DM instructs the NEC to campaign for victims of sexual abuse in our industry to come forward, share their experiences and expose abusers.

DM instructs the NEC to support #MeToo and other online campaigns to expose endemic sexual abuse in media organisations and other businesses.

Proposed by: Alex MacDonald.