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What’s next?

    • 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.

Events/Opportunities

•  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.

Responses/Resources

Articles

Contacts

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.

NATIONAL HELPLINES

  • 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

USEFUL RESOURCES

Rape Crisis Scotland Sexual Harassment Leaflet

Royal Court Code of Behaviour