Time’s Up UK fund pays out £1M to combat sexual assault and harassment
When the Justice and Equality Fund was set up earlier this year, it was kicked off with a £1million ($1,3 million) donation from Emma Watson and signed off on by more than 200 British women in the entertainment industry.
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The foundation — the UK counterpart of the Time’s Up Legal Defence Fund in the U.S. — is working to end systemic harassment and abuse. Now the organisation has made its first major donation to British women’s organisations supporting survivors of sexual abuse and harassment.
The fund just awarded over £1M in grants to 7 women’s organisations in the UK. The biggest donations — around £200,000 ($264,000) — were made to two separate legal support services for women in the UK and a rape crisis service in Northern Ireland. The country has been without rape crisis support services in 12 years due to funding cuts. Read more…More about Sexual Assault, Emma Watson, Metoo, Times Up, and Social Good