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'We think we're an equal society, but harassment happens here too'

People walking in southern Stockholm. Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/TT

Published: 19.Oct.2017 08:16 hrs

Sweden is regularly hailed as a bastion of gender equality, but that doesn't mean sexual harassment is non-existent.

As the global #MeToo campaign, launched to raise awareness of how widespread harassment and assault are, has proved this week, women across the world face many of the same problems.

Hundreds of Swedish women, including well-known figures from the worlds of acting, comedy, journalism, and tech, shared their stories under the hashtag and called for more to be done to tackle harassment.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström also hailed the campaign and said: "This type of call is not enough, it also has to lead to action."

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