Since October 2017, #MeToo has featured on the feeds of millions of us across the globe.

The movement has sparked debates internationally involving a variety of notable figures and celebrities in its fight to end sexual violence and provide support to victims.

Still, as we delve into 2019, the hashtag has shaped the release of the Gillette Razors most recent advert addressing the topic of toxic masculinity and has even been named the Word of the 2018 by the Macquaire Dictionary. 

Stories around the movement are gaining constant media exposure with the hashtag being used to share the stories of millions of victims internationally

But where did it all begin?

Read below for a breakdown of the movement’s history and statistics.