The Justice and Equality Fund aims to bring an end to the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity by resourcing an expert network of advice, support and advocacy organisations and projects.

Inspired by the phenomenal campaigners of #metoo, TIME’s UP, Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movements and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry have come together to challenge the culture that permits people in positions of power to sexually harass and abuse others.

Speaking from experiences of harassment and discrimination in UK theatre, film and TV, we want to reach out to other employment sectors, just as our sisters in the USA have done. We are throwing a spotlight on harassment and abuse which has previously been dismissed and ignored.

The Justice and Equality Fund (the JEF) aims to make workplaces and other contexts just, safe and equitable for all and ensure that anyone who has been subjected to harassment and abuse, including sexual violence at work, is better able to access support and justice.

Funding for the JEF comes from generous donations from individuals from all walks of life via the go-fund-me page which states that “We are waking up to the full scale of systemic abuse based on gender and power – abuse that hurts us all. Like all big problems, it needs big, bold solutions. We have created the Justice and Equality Fund, to create the far-reaching personal, social, legal and policy changes that will ensure everyone can feel safe at work, at play and at home. Together we can end the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity.”

Find out more here.