African Women Weigh the Costs of the #MeToo Movement

Darren Harvey, Researcher, Africa Program

from the CSW62 Side Event, African Women’s Decade: Stepping Up Action for & with Rural Women to 2020. -UN Women/Ryan Brown
from the CSW62 Side Event, African Women’s Decade: Stepping Up Action for & with Rural Women to 2020. Held in the Ex-Press Bar at UN Headquarters on 15 March 2018. -UN Women/Ryan Brown

Ghanaian feminist activist, Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah said, “the reasons why women aren’t motivated to speak up…is because the cost of doing so is too high…when it brings no justice.” This may help explain why the #MeToo movement hasn’t had the same viral reach in African countries as it did in the US.