On Friday, First Daughter Ivanka Trump condemned sexual harassment in the workplace, speaking to an audience in Japan indicating that such behavior “can never be tolerated.”
“All too often, our workplace culture fails to treat women with appropriate respect,” Trump, who serves as a senior White House adviser to her father and president, said at the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo.
“This takes many forms, including harassment, which can never be tolerated,” she continued.
The first daughter’s comments comes just as accusations of sexual harassment surface involving some of Hollywood’s biggest stars such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, sparking national discussion over gender inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ivanka Trump’s speech in Tokyo also comes ahead of the president’s planned trip to Japan and four other countries in East Asia beginning Friday.
According to Agence France-Presse, Ivanka Trump is expected to meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe later regarding the president’s upcoming visit.
Japan’s prime minister also spoke at the women’s summit on Friday, vowing to protect women’s rights in the workplace stating that, “Japan has come a long way.”
“When women live up to their potential, many world issues can be solved,” Abe said, according to AFP.