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“White paper on maternity harassment” released by victims

  • 2015-03-31 15:00:00
  • , Asahi
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(Asahi: March 31, 2015—p. 7)


 The Network against Maternity Harassment, “MataharaNet” for short, which consists of maternity harassment victims, released yesterday a white paper on maternity harassment. The network conducted an online fact-finding survey in January and obtained answers from 186 women who experienced maternity harassment.


 In the breakdown of their employers, companies with a total of less than 100 employees accounted for 44%, and those with a total of over 1,000 employees for 28%. Those listed in the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange accounted for 19%. Asked who harassed them, a total of 30% answered their male supervisors, topping all other answers. Maternity harassment from men accounted for a total of 55%. On the other hand, those harassed by women accounted for a total of about 30%. “I’m thinking of asking companies to use this data for training,” says Sayaka Osakabe, who represents MataharaNet.



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