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31 May 2018

Have You Donated to the Justice and Equality Fund?

The figures are staggering. Half of all women have experienced sexual harassment at work. Nearly one in five women have suffered sexual assault. We are not talking about a few bad apples. We are waking up to the full scale of systemic abuse based on gender and power – abuse that hurts us all.

Like all big problems, it needs big, bold solutions. The Justice and Equality Fund was founded in the UK to create the far-reaching personal, social, legal and policy changes that will ensure everyone can feel safe at work, at play and at home. Together we can end the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity.

Inspired by the phenomenal campaigners of #metoo, TIME’S UP, Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movement and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry – including representatives from WFTV – have come together to set up this Fund, to challenge the sexual harassment, assault and discrimination that persists across all industries and sections of society – from media and politics to business and transport.

The Fund will support organisations and projects across three themes:

1. Advice, support and signposting: work to make sure people know their rights and can access good quality support for local and national issues.

2. Legal and policy work: support game-changing legal cases that can help improve laws and policies and create a safer future for everyone.

3. Advocacy and prevention: create campaigns and alliances that protect women’s rights, promote equality and ensure safe environments.

The Justice and Equality Fund will be overseen and managed by Rosa, the UK’s leading women’s fund. The fund will address priority needs, especially those of people in low paid, part-time and freelance employment, and those who face intersecting disadvantages related to their race, age, class, immigration status, disability or sexuality.

If you would like to donate, you can do so via the Go Fund Me page. You can also make donations in other ways – all the information about how to do so can be found here.