Millions of people took to social media to show how widespread sexual assault and harassment are in society.
The movement has been using the Twitter hashtag “me too” as a way to spread awareness.
It started with a post by Hollywood actress Alyssa Milano on Sunday afternoon.
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
The hashtag has since been shared by women around the world, including the leader of Saskatchewan’s NDP.
Nicole Sarauer added her voice to the online campaign Monday.
Me too. Whether you are able to speak out or not, know that you are believed, you are loved, and you are not alone #MeToo
— Nicole Sarauer (@nicolesarauer) October 16, 2017
The social media phenomenon comes a week after Sarauer issued a statement responding to rape allegations against a former NDP candidate.
Along with her own message, Sarauer also re-tweeted freelance science journalist Shannon Stirone’s post.
Let me just cut to the chase with the #metoo trend. Dear men, nearly every woman you know has been sexually assaulted or harassed.
— Shannon Stirone (@shannonmstirone) October 16, 2017
Sarauer wasn’t the only NDP caucus member to take part in the movement.
MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale Danielle Chartier took to Facebook with a lengthy post about her sexual assault and harassment experiences.
Sarauer and Chartier were unable to be reached for comment.