Emma Watson Sets Up Sexual Harassment Hotline in the U.K. With Time’s Up

IndieWire | 8/5/2019 | Staff
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29-year-old English actress Emma Watson has established a free legal advice hotline for women in England and Wales experiencing workplace sexual harassment. According to the Time’s Up activist, this is the only helpline of its kind in the United Kingdom. The line was launched by donations from the public, and is currently backed by Time’s Up U.K.’s justice and equality fund, and managed by Rosa, which is the U.K. Fund for Women and Girls. The charity Rights of Women will provide advice for callers.

“Understanding what your rights are, how you can assert them and the choices you have if you’ve experienced harassment is such a vital part of creating safe workplaces for everyone, and this advice line is such a huge development in ensuring that all women are supported, wherever we work,” said Watson.

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“This advice line’s purpose is to empower women to exercise their legal rights in the workplace,” said Rights of Women’s senior legal officer, Deeba Syed. “By advising women about their legal options and increasing their understanding of equalities and discrimination law, we will be able to help them make informed choices about next steps, including how to...
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