Hollywood stars launch initiative to fight against sexual harassment

aiming to fight, all over the world, emotional and spiritual support, Geena Davis, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon,

 

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In light of the Harvey Weinstein revelations, a new awakening has emerged and more than 300 actresses’ writers and directors have come together to launch a project aiming to fight against sexual harassment in the workplace.

Named Time’s Up, the organization is described as a ‘unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere’ and aims to help underprivileged people defend themselves against sexual harassment. It is being backed by many stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, and Natalie Portman, and has already raised $13 million of its $15 million target. The money raised will be used to pay for the legal funds of both male and female victims of sexual harassment at work.

The organization also includes:

  • Legislation to penalize companies that tolerate persistent harassment and to discourage the use of non-disclosure agreements that silence victims;
  • A drive to reach gender parity at studios and talent agencies; and
  • A request that women walking the red carpet at the Golden Globes speak out and raise awareness by wearing black.

According to recent polls, in the UK alone, 1 in 5 women have been sexually harassed in the workplace, and 7% of men in the UK have also experienced sexual harassment at work. Hopefully, the Time’s Up campaign will be the first step towards ending the mistreatment of males and females all over the world.

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Image source: ew.com. Some of the women who have established Time’s Up, from the left side: actresses Reese Witherspoon and America Ferrera. Also, TV producer, Shonda Rhimes.

Source of information*https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-4253412 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/movies/times-up-hollywood-women-sexual-harassment.html https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/25/two-five-women-have-sexually-harassed-workplace-poll-shows/ https://ew.com/movies/2018/01/03/times-up-initiative-hollywood-harassment-gender-equality/