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Young Woman Treks Across China to Raise Awareness About Sexual Harassment

Half the Sky Movement

Xiao Meili has been walking since September from Beijing through the Chinese heartland, mailing letters to local officials along the way with her plea: China must change how it handles sex abuse. "In China, we blame victims, not abusers,” says Xiao Meili, who is walking to reclaim a space -- the street -- where girls and women are sometimes at risk. She has been joined at times by supporters, with others offering her a place to crash, and hopes to reach Guangzhou in the south by spring.

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