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- 190 British and Irish actors – including Emma Watson, Carey Mulligan, Kate Winslet, Claire Foy, Noma Dumezweni, Emma Thompson, Jodie Whittaker, Sophie Okonedo and Saoirse Ronan – have launched a new Justice and Equality Fund and signed an open letter of intent, published in the Observer calling Time with their American sisters in solidarity with the Time’s Up group.
- On February 6th, the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, the Fawcett Society launched #OurTimeNow, a campaign which will break down the barriers to gender equality throughout 2018 and beyond.Campaigners including Helen Pankhurst, Jess Phillips, Maria Miller, Nimco Ali and many more are already supporting #OurTimeNow as Centenary Champions. Will you join the movement and help to make 2018 as symbolically momentous as 1918 was?
- TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live. The #Timesup movement against sexual harassment was founded on January 1, 2018, by Hollywood celebrities including Reese Witherspoon, Taylor Swift and Jennifer Aniston in response to the Weinstein effect and #MeToo. As of February 2018, it has raised $20 million for its legal defense fund, and gathered over 200 volunteer lawyers.
• Persistant and Nasty A script reading and debate series for the female-identified voice in stage and screen. Male, male-identified, and gender fluid audience members are also very welcome. Submissions for March event now open.
- Devoted & Disgruntled organised an OPEN SPACE event in London at Theatre Deli on 22 November to discuss issues around the recent sexual abuse revelations.
- Royal Court Theatre, No Grey Area
- Federation of Scottish Theatre Statement
- UK Theatre Joint Statement
- Eve Nicol Zine Jam
- Royal Court launch Industry Code of Behaviour
- “No More #notallmen : an open letter from men in theatre
- Federation of Scottish Theatre announce toolkit to be developed in Scottish theatre to combat abuse.
- Federation of Drama Schools to hold special meeting to discuss sexual harassment – The Stage
- Theatre staff more at risk of sexual harassment says survey The Stage
- Find out more about the TimesUp campaign in the US
- Consent Is Everything – excellent video from Thames Valley Police use making a cup of tea to make it very clear what consent is
- We.All.Knew – Guardian interview with Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director, Royal Court Theatre.
- Why I am Going to stamp out sexual harassment in showbiz – Maureen Beattie, award-winning actress & star of The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy talk to The Herald about sexual harassment in our industry
- The Stage reports the full transcript of the press conference held at The Old Vic following investigations into the allegations involving Kevin Spacey
- Time Magazine name ‘The Silence Breakers’ as their Person of the Year – huge recognition to all who have called out inappropriate sexual behaviour and who started the #MeToo Campaign
- Screen Australia creates sexual harassment code of conduct tied to public funding
- The Stage 100 list topped by Vicky Featherstone, Royal Court Artistic Director
- The Pool – article about the recent sexual harassment discussion & the #TimesUp campaign
- How should young women react as #MeToo moves into dating? Female writers discuss – The Guardian 17 Jan 2018
- Interview with #MeToo founder Tarana Burke: ‘You have to use your privilege to serve other people’ – The Guardian 15 Jan 2018
- Theatre bosses ‘on notice’ over abuse claims – with comment from Maureen Beattie – The Stage 1 March 2018
- Celebrating Women’s Achievements & Building Capacity – Ashley Smith-Hammond, Culture Republic
Whilst this has been a moment of empowerment for some women, it is also incredibly important that we practise self-care. If you feel you can’t or don’t want to speak to anyone close to you about your own experiences there are some people who are there to listen [source No Grey Area]
SCOTTISH HELPLINES & CONTACTS
- Rape Crisis Scotland – 08088 01 03 02
- Victim Support Scotland – 0845 603 9213
- Scotlands Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline – 0800 027 1234
- NHS 24 (Scotland) – 111
- Samaritans – 08457 90 90 90.
- Equality and Human Rights Commission – Sexual Harassment – 0845 604 6610
- NHS Direct Helpline: 0845 46 47
- Victim Support 0845 30 30 900
- Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre 0808 802 9999
- National Domestic Violence Helpline 08457 023 047
- The Rape and Abuse Line 0808 800 0123
- Women’s Aid Federation of England 0808 2000 247
- Scottish Women’s Aid 0131 226 6606
Rape Crisis Scotland Sexual Harassment Leaflet
Royal Court Code of Behaviour