With the #MeToo movement passing the one-year mark, key voices in the movement are assessing progress and looking forward to the next phase.

FILE – In this Sept. 27, 2018 file photo, actress and activist Alyssa Milano listens as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Now that the #MeToo movement has passed the one-year mark, key voices in the movement are assessing progress and looking forward to the next phase. For actress Milano, it’s about winning the cultural battle, despite a perceived setback with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to the Supreme Court. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, file)

For activist Alyssa Milano, it’s about winning the cultural battle, and looking beyond what she calls setbacks like the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, or a dropped charge in the Harvey Weinstein case. She’s advocating for gender equality education, and passage of the long-stalled Equal Rights Amendment. For attorney Debra Katz, who represented Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, it’s about improving the laws governing sexual harassment.

This Oct. 15, 2018 photo released by the New York Women’s Foundation shows, from left, actress and activist Alyssa Milano, founder of the Me Too movement Tarana Burke and Ana Oliveira at The New York Women’s Foundation’s 2018 Radical Generosity gala in New York. Now that the #MeToo movement has passed the one-year mark, key voices in the movement are assessing progress and looking forward to the next phase. (Annie Watt/The New York Women’s Foundation via AP)

And for “Me Too” creator Tarana Burke, it’s about long-term leveraging of the movement’s visibility to reach as many survivors of sexual violence as possible.

Source: The Associated Press