Overshadowing the Pope's visit is Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya, with a UN women's rights panel calling Tuesday for Myanmar to report within 6 months on rapes, and sexual violence against women and girls by security forces in northern Rakhine state
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Hyderabad: IvankaTrump meets PM Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit
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New poll: Democrats think both parties have a sexual harassment problem. Republicans think Dems do.
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Former Conyers staffer Melanie Sloan: "There needs to be a process by which members of Congress are held accountable for their conduct."
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Franken: "To all of you, I just want to again say I am sorry. I know there are no magic words that I can say to regain your trust and I know that's going to take time."
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Sen. Franken: "[Regarding] the kiss at the rehearsal, we were rehearsing for a skit, I said that I recall that differently from Leeann. I feel that you have to respect women's experience. So, I apologized to her and I meant it."
Franken ended his statement by saying he was "embarrassed and ashamed"
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: "There are some women who feel that I have done something disrespectful and that's hurt them and for that I am tremendously sorry."
@alfranken: "I'm going to try to learn from my mistakes."
“I've been doing a lot of reflecting. I want to be someone who adds something to this conversation. And I hope I can do that." — Al Franken
Franken says he doesn't remember doing anything wrong in photo sessions as a Senator
“I take a lot of pictures. Thousands of pictures, tens of thousands of people," Senator Al Franken says. “So those are instances that I do not remember."
California Democratic Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra of Los Angeles resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations
New Star Tribune interview with Al Franken: “I'm embarrassed and ashamed. I've let a lot of people down and I'm hoping I can make it up to them and gradually regain their trust."
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says violence against women is a "betrayal to humanity” and "whoever is involved in this betrayal should be punished"
@SenGillibrand: Here’s how we make change: Put more women in leadership, from the U.S. military, to boardrooms, to Congress.
Nancy Pelosi says Rep. John Conyers "is an icon in our country," but she refused to criticize the Michigan Democrat who has been accused of sexual harassment
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@NancyPelosi: Zero tolerance means consequences. I have asked for an ethics investigation, and as that investigation continues, @RepJohnConyers has agreed to step aside as Ranking Member. No matter how great an individual’s legacy, it is not a license for harassment.
As Congress returns, lawmakers face a busy week with an expected Senate vote on tax bill, a visit from President Trump and continued headlines over allegations of sexual assault
on process to report sexual harassment in Congress: “I think it was a system set up in 1995 to protect the harasser, this is not a victim friendly process."
: Men have known this is going on and too often they look the other way. The problem is men can still respect men with this behavior… What earns respect is decency and respect for others.
on exposing sexual harassment: It’s not easy. Women have been coming forward for decades… it’s the men’s turn now.
on if she has been sexually harassed: Of course I was. Every woman I know was… All women are not victims. But the power of men over women has been with us for a long time and we all know it.
on what men need to do to prevent the continuation of sexual harassment against women: Men need to decide ‘I’m not going to respect a man that disrespects women’.
“Al Franken has acknowledged what he did was wrong,” says Sen. Dick Durbin after @DanaBashCNN asks if Sen. Al Franken should resign after multiple groping allegations.
on how to prevent sexual harassment: Most hopeful thing would be for Congress to change its own processes and procedures…process needs to change, that would actually help.
on sexual harassment: When are we going to stop tolerating this behavior and respecting the men that do it.
on Sen Franken and Rep Conyers groping accusations: I think what we all need to think about is in all these cases, people know. You can’t tell me people didn’t know what was going on.
on sexual harassment accusations against Roy Moore: That’s politics…this is all about politics. This has been going on in politics for a very long time.