Greens congratulate Terry Reintke MEP on Time Person of the Year award

6th December 2017

The Green Party Comhaontas Glas have congratulated Terry Reintke, a Green Party MEP for Germany, on her inclusion in the Time Magazine Person of the Year award for her role in the #MeToo movement.
Speaking today, Green Party Women’s Officer Una Power said: “We are delighted that Terry’s involvement in the #MeToo campaign, breaking the silence on sexual harassment and assault, has been recognised by Time Magazine in their Person of the Year award. When she stood up in the European Parliament and shared her experiences, people all over Europe listened, and were encouraged to share their experiences too.
“What was previously kept secret, kept quiet out of fear or shame, was spoken out loud. People who abused their power, their status or their privilege to harass women and men were told ‘no more.’ Sexual harassment and assault will no longer be swept under the carpet.
“While the #MeToo movement consisted of thousands of women and men, from all walks of life, sharing their experiences, we are grateful for Terry’s contribution to this movement on the floor of the European Parliament. We congratulate her on her inclusion in Time’s Person of the Year award.”