#SheToo - Listening to Older Women

The #SheToo Campaign is about listening to older women who experience sexual abuse and assault. It recognises that the #MeToo movement empowered women - who already had a degree of empowerment (social media access, independence from perpetrator, speech/communication and cognitive abilities). Some older women cannot speak up - and many who do report that we are not listening.

The #SheToo Campaign was co-led by 96 year old Margarita Solis whose life was transformed by those who listened when she reported sexual abuse. Margarita is a Fellow of the Elder Leadership Academy and her Fellowship focuses on resources for preventing sexual abuse/assault of older women. The #SheToo Campaign includes Margarita's strategies for listening to older women and an awareness raising campaign for International Women's Day.