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Justice and Equality Fund

£2,703,570 of £2.0M goal

Raised by 464 people in 9 months
The figures are staggering. Half of all women have experienced sexual harassment at work.* Nearly one in five women has suffered sexual assault.** We are not talking about a few bad apples. 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.

The Fund will support organisations and projects across three themes:

1. Advice, support and signposting: work to make sure people know their rights and can access good quality support for local and national issues. We want a society where everyone knows their rights and can access support to claim them.

2. Legal and policy work: support game-changing legal cases that can help improve laws and policies and create a safer future for us all.

3. Advocacy and prevention: create campaigns and alliances that protect women’s rights, promote equality and ensure safe environments.

Who are we?

Inspired by the phenomenal campaigners of #metoo, TIME’S UP, Ni Nunca Mas, the #lifeinleggings movement and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry have come together to challenge the sexual harassment, assault and discrimination that persists across all industries and sections of society - from media and politics to business and transport.

Who manages the fund?

The Justice and Equality Fund will be overseen and managed by Rosa, the UK’s leading women’s fund. The Fund’s grant-making will be opened in spring 2018. The fund will address priority needs, especially those of people in low paid, part-time and freelance employment, and those who face intersecting disadvantages related to their race, age, class, immigration status, disability or sexuality.

Thank you for supporting this movement with your donation and for spreading the word to others. Together we can create a just, safe and equitable society free from sexual harassment and violence.

Rosa fund can collect 25% Gift Aid on donations from UK taxpayers, please tick the appropriate box when making your donation.


The need is great, so we'll continue to raise our goal as the campaign continues.

The maximum donation we can accept online through GoFundMe is £50,000. If you'd like to donate more than £50,000 OR want to donate by cheque or wire transfer, please see below:

Donations by cheque: Please make cheques (minimum £5,000) out to: Rosa Fund and post to: The Rosa Fund, 4th Floor, United House, North Road, London N7 9PD. Please send your cheque with a short note stating that the donation is intended for the Justice and Equality Fund. To donate less than £5,000, please click the red Donate Now button above to donate online.

Wire transfer: To send a wire transfer (minimum £5,000), please contact Rosa for wire transfer steps at info@rosauk.org using "Justice and Equality Fund" as the exact email subject line. To donate less than £5,000, please click the red Donate Now button above to donate online.

Donating online by clicking the blue Donate Now button is the easiest way for you to support this movement. Please note that GoFundMe has a 0% platform fee for online donations.

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Register an interest in applying for grants or offering pro bono legal services, please email info@justiceequalityfund.org.

*Research in the UK in 2016 found that more than half of all women and nearly two-thirds of women aged 18 to 24 said they have experienced sexual harassment at work. Sexual harassment is also more prevalent for women in precarious forms of work such as zero hours contracts and agency work. (TUC and Everyday Sexism survey)

**20% of women and 4% of men in England and Wales have experienced some type of sexual assault since the age of 16, equivalent to 3.4 million female victims and 631,000 male victims (Office for National Statistics, February 2018).

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We couldn't have done any of this without you!

The Justice and Equality Fund, managed by Rosa and supported by TIME’S UP UK, has today awarded £1,027,699 in grants through the Advice and Support programme to resource seven women’s organisations in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, who are working to provide advice and support to women who have experienced sexual harassment. This comes on the heels of the £24,000 given by the Fund, to 12 women’s organisations who are working to change and reframe the conversation around sexual harassment.

Grants include £194,168 to Rights of Women who will resource a free and confidential helpline led by women lawyers offering specialist legal advice to women experiencing sexual harassment; £88,484 to Welsh Women’s Aid to provide training that will increase the knowledge and skill of women's support services across Wales; and £133,402 to London Black Women’s Project who will focus on providing specialist advice to BME and migrant women. Grants also include £200,000 to Women’s Aid Federation in Northern Ireland to establish a pilot rape crisis service supporting the skills and capacity of specialist women’s organisations to meet the needs of survivors of rape, sexual harassment and abuse, bridging a critical gap as there has not been a rape crisis service in Northern Ireland for the last 12 years following funding cuts.

Emma Watson, initial donor to the Justice and Equality Fund and TIME’S UP UK catalyst said; "This first round of Justice and Equality Fund grants is pivotal in supporting the dynamic work of vital UK women's organisations like London Black Women's Project, who provide specialist advice and support to women of colour and migrant survivors of abuse. Following funding cuts, Northern Ireland has been without a rape crisis service for the last 12 years. That's an incredibly dire situation, now alleviated by the tireless efforts of organisers and your donations to the JEF crowdfunder. A huge thank you to each and every member of the public, and colleagues from my own industry, who have already donated. Much more needs to be raised so please give what you can, financial support is an instrumental act of solidarity with under-resourced organisations and campaign groups. TIME’S UP UK will continue to work in unity with women’s rights and equality movements to campaign for systemic change. This year is just the beginning."

The full update and list of organisations awarded funding from the Advice and Support programme can be found here http://www.rosauk.org/blog/over-1000000-awarded-from-the-justice-and-equality-fund-supported-by-times-up-uk-to-specialist-organisations-across-the-uk-to-help-women-who-have-experienced-sexual-harassment-and-abuse/
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We are so delighted to say that, today, the Justice and Equality Fund, supported by TIME’S UP UK, launches new grants programmes aimed at tackling the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity. Grants of up to £200,000 will be available to organisations that provide emotional and practical support to people who have experienced sexual harassment, particularly in the workplace.

Rosa, the UK-wide Fund for Women and Girls, which manages the Justice and Equality Fund, has opened two new programmes:

The Advice and Support programme will invest up to £1 million in total for work in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, to increase access to support, signposting and expert legal advice for people who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse. Rosa is also welcoming applications from specialist organisations providing emotional support to survivors.

The Changing the Conversation programme will offer development grants to eligible organisations to develop a strategic communications network that aims to build the capacity of organisations already working to raise awareness of the impact of harassment and abuse, challenge the current culture of impunity and to prevent both from happening in the first instance.

Thank you all for donating, sharing and championing this cause. Because of you we will be able to start supporting severely under funded organisations that work with people who have been affected by sexual harassment and continue working towards wider systemic change.

There is still plenty of work to do and we still need to reach our £2 million target (please keep spreading the word!) but we are so excited to get started and to be working with the women's sector and women from the entertainment industry to end the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity.

Find out more about the kind of initiatives and organisations we'll be working with http://www.rosauk.org/how-to-apply/justice-and-equality-fund-2/
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We are so grateful for the support we have received from women and men all over the UK who are using their voices to stand in solidarity with people everywhere who are working to end the culture of harassment, abuse and impunity.

The response to the Justice and Equality Fund has been fantastic but we still have a way to go. Keep spreading the word because we can only do this with your help!
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A sincere thank you to all of you that have supported the launch of the Justice and Equality Fund. Together, we’ve raised nearly £2,000,000 so far - a truly incredible start!

This is a huge moment in the fight against inequality, harassment, abuse and impunity in the UK. Millions of viewers watched actors and activists stand in solidarity on the red carpet at the BAFTAs and say ‘Time’s Up’.

In a further gesture of joint female protest, hundreds of women in entertainment – including Amma Asante, Carey Mulligan, Claire Foy, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jodie Whittaker, Kate Winslet, Letitia Wright, Noma Dumezweni, Naomie Harris, Sophie Okonedo, Saoirse Ronan – united with leading activists and service providers to write two letters calling for an end to the tolerance of sexual harassment, violence, abuse and discrimination in the entertainment sector and across society. Read what they had to say here http://bit.ly/2GnCc2C

Many of those signing the letter represent UK organisations that have spent decades supporting survivors, and who are at the forefront of creating change. Sadly these organisations are often chronically underfunded and struggling to meet demand.

That’s why we need your help to spread the word about the Justice and Equality Fund and to encourage others to donate. The more money raised, the greater the change!

As a further show of support, please consider sharing this GoFundMe page with your networks: https://www.gofundme.com/Justice-and-Equality-Fund

In unity and with thanks,

The Justice and Equality Fund team


Read more about the movement here:
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