TIME'S UP on Sexual Abuse, Harassment & Inequality
Women who work and volunteer in the Rape Crisis movement are among signatories to an activists' letter of unity released today (Sunday 18th February), in solidarity with 200 women from the entertainment industry as they launch their Time's Up UK campaign to coincide with tonight's BAFTAs.
“For each woman in the entertainment industry who has spoken out, there are thousands of women whose stories go unheard …
These are not isolated incidents. This is about power and inequality; and it is systemic.
"To each and every one of you, who has been subjected to any form of harassment, abuse and/or victimisation, we say this:
We hear you. We see you. We believe you. We are with you.
We believe that it is possible to create a different world; one which is equal and just. We believe that it is possible for us to have freedom and safety wherever we are, from our homes to our workplaces.
So today we come together with sisters in the entertainment industry to call TIME’S UP on sexual abuse, and other forms of abuse, harassment and victimisation."
Our member Rape Crisis Centres answered an average 4,000 helpline calls a week last year, and provided ongoing services like specialist counselling and advocacy to over 67,000 individuals. Find out more about sexual violence in England and Wales and our work here.