23 February, 2022
TACKLING SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE: EMPLOYER TOOLKIT
ARE YOU AN EMPLOYER THAT WANTS TO CHANGE YOUR WORKPLACE CULTURE TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT?
Read article in full at www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
The Tackling Sexual Harassment in the Workplace toolkit is a free resource. It will help employers create workplaces where women are safe to report incidents of sexual harassment and support employers to respond appropriately – creating environments where sexual harassment does not happen in the first place.
20 November, 2021
New Frontiers: Re-Imagining the West
Ahead of her season exploring a new generation of female filmmakers challenging the masculinist mythologies of the Western, UWE MA Curating student Lola Mckinnon talks more about her relationship with the Western genre, and discovering new films that re-imagine the West…
Read Lola's article in full at www.watershed.co.uk
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the classic Western? Nomadic, horse-riding cowboys? Stetson hats and Winchester rifles? Whether you love or loathe them, there’s no denying that the Western has one of the most defining and enduring cinematic iconographies. For many, it’s the genre that first got them excited by film.
As a young cinephile navigating my way through film history and cultivating my tastes, I learnt to love a broad variety of cinema, from the French New Wave to Italian Neorealism, Musicals to Cult Horror, yet you’d often hear me saying: “I don’t really like Westerns”.
Perhaps this was because I simply didn’t think there was anything in there for me – a British mixed-race woman whose appreciation for film was developing in tandem with an eye-opening education about feminism and postcolonialism.
New Frontiers: Myth and Masculinity is curated by Lola Mckinnon, a student at the University of West of England who is on placement at Watershed as part of an MA in Curating, mentored by Mark Cosgrove and the Watershed team.
27 September, 2021
ROSA ANNOUNCES FINAL ROUND OF THE JUSTICE AND EQUALITY FUND
Rosa is delighted to announce the fourth and final round of the Justice and Equality Fund. This funding will provide grants totalling £298,526 to five women’s organisations who will continue and expand programmes which have had a significant impact on tackling the issue of sexual harassment in the UK.
Read full article at www.rosauk.org
Launched in 2018 from a hugely successful crowdfund campaign led by TIME'S UP UK, which raised nearly £3m, the Justice and Equality Fund aimed to bring an end to the culture of sexual harassment, abuse and impunity that exists in the UK by resourcing a network of advice, support and advocacy organisations. To date, the Fund has distributed over £2.8m in grants to women’s organisations and resulted in innovative work to tackle sexual harassment in workplaces, communities and in public spaces.
21 June, 2021
TIME’S UP UK ANNOUNCED AS CHARITY PARTNER FOR THE 2021 FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS
TIME’S UP UK Chair Dame Heather Rabbatts says: “We are delighted to be the charity partner for Funny Women, which we see as such an important platform for discovering female comedic talent. TIME’S UP UK has worked with comedy since its very beginning, in particular championing female comedy writers and we look forward to working together to both ensure safe and dignified work environments and to support the development of women in comedy.”
Read full article at www.funnywomen.com
24 May, 2021
My Image My Choice teams up with TIME’S UP UK to help people respond to the Law Commission’s review on sharing images online without consent
The Law Commission is reviewing the UK's laws on sharing intimate images without consent, and asking for the public's views. The consultation is open until Thursday 27th May - just a few days to go. This is a vital chance to have your say - please help us spread the word.
Intimate image abuse shatters lives and our laws are riddled with loopholes. But we have a chance to change this. We’ve made a guide to help people respond to the Law Commission's review, remember this is only a guide - please adapt to suit your views or you can simply copy and paste our answers. You don’t need to answer all the questions. Our recommendations quote from a policy briefing by Professor Clare McGlynn and Professor Erika Rackley.
07 May, 2021
TIME’S UP UK calls for Intimacy Coordinators to be compulsory on set when productions are filming intimate content
In the wake of the revelations concerning the alleged behaviour of Noel Clarke and indeed more recently, other industry figures, we are confronted yet again with the challenge of dealing with a culture where misuse of power is still present. As we consider the next steps, the work which so many have contributed to should not be lost sight of but rather reinforced and reenergised. For example the recently published safety guidance from TIME’S UP globally for people working in entertainment, which advise on an actor’s rights in auditions, when working on intimate scenes, and the rights they have to report sexual harassment and misconduct, and the BFI’s principles and guidance for tackling and preventing bullying, harassment and racism in the screen industries. We would ask ALL industry to use, reference and refer to these guidelines and ensure that they are being followed in every area.
The work to date has rightly focused on the responsibility of producers in ensuring that there are clear reporting structures in place for tackling bullying and harassment. But once outside this framework, there is “grey space” where there are serious gaps in policy and provision. Support to complainants is very limited and we need to build on the work of TIME’S UP, BFI, the Film and TV Charity and others. As an industry we now need to consider whether it is time to increase the resources made available via these services, which can act as a safe space for those who want to come forward and be heard. All employers should understand their responsibilities to protect and support their employees so there is also a need for further guidance for any organisation involved in the sector to have clear policies and protocols on how they can respond to concerns when they arise.
Finally, TIME’S UP strongly recommends that Intimacy Coordinators become compulsory given the particular vulnerability for actors in these situations. TIME’S UP will continue to work collaboratively with BAFTA, BFI, and other industry partners to ensure there is a cohesive response across the sector.
30 April, 2021
STATEMENT FROM TIME’S UP UK
TIME’S UP UK is live and alert to the types of behaviours and alleged serious misconduct raised in The Guardian regarding Noel Clarke, behaviours which have for so long gone unchecked, behaviours which have preyed on young talent especially when they are at their most vulnerable. It is this type of predatory behaviour, so prevalent in the industry, which has led TIME'S UP UK together with our industry partners, to develop a set of safety guidelines to help people working in entertainment understand that they have rights, they have rights in auditions, they have rights when filming intimate scenes, and they have a right to report sexual harassment and misconduct, free from prejudice and fear.
17 March, 2021
Screen industries unite to reinvigorate action against bullying, harassment and racism
The BFI and BAFTA launch practical employer action list backed by over 40 organisations across film, games and television including new endorsement from The Casting Directors’ Guild, Coalition for Change and talent agencies.
Read full article at www.bfi.org.uk
Dame Heather Rabbatts, Chair of TIME’S UP UK, said:
"It was just over three years ago when TIME’S UP UK, in collaboration with BFI and BAFTA, launched the bullying, harassment and racism principles and guidance for industry calling out unacceptable behaviour. Three years on, while awareness has been heightened, we need these resources more than ever and so we welcome the action list released today to bolster our armoury to help eradicate these toxic practices. At TIME’S UP UK we are soon to release a series of safety guides for people working in the entertainment industry, free resources to empower arts and entertainment workers with information about their rights, industry-specific norms, and practical ways they can advocate for themselves and their safety and help people understand that no matter your situation, you have options."
11 May, 2020
IMKAAN’S POSITION PAPER OUTLINES THE #DUALPANDEMICS
We recognise that we are dealing with two pandemics – violence against women and girls declared by the World Health Organisation in 2013 and Coronavirus COVID-19. During the two pandemics, violence against women and girls is increased but for Black and minoritised women and girls, racialised discrimination and the disproportionate impact of structural inequalities also become exacerbated. No one is immune to coronavirus COVID-19, but structural inequality reproduces disproportionately across diverse communities and exacerbates existing racialised inequalities. For any woman and girl with protected characteristics, the two pandemics increase her risks at multiple interlocking levels.
Read full article at www.imkaan.org.uk
24 April, 2020
Coronavirus: making women visible
The coronavirus is having a huge impact on all our lives. Yet, so far, women and girls in the UK have been largely invisible from the debate and excluded from decision-making.
Read full article at www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
Hundreds of billions of pounds of taxpayers' money are being spent without considering the specific challenges women are facing. Fawcett is working in partnership with other feminist organisations, and with you, to ensure women aren’t left behind or ignored.
Read on to find out more about the problems women are facing, what we're doing and how you can get involved.
24 March, 2020
Coronavirus: campaigning for women’s visibility in UK response
Women's organisations across the sector have united to sign a joint call for women and girls in all their diversity to be visible, heard and have their needs met during the Coronavirus crisis response.
Read about campaign at: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
01 January, 2020
What if this were what an awards season ballot looked like?
Read full article on womeninfilm.org
11 July, 2019
TIME’S UP UK and the #4PercentChallenge
The TIME’S UP #4PercentChallenge is a call to the entertainment industries across the US and UK to sign up to and commit to working with a female director on a feature film in the next 18 months.
01 July, 2019
#ThisIsNotWorking Alliance — End sexual harassment at work.
End sexual harassment at work. Join our call for the government to take immediate action.
04 April, 2019
Time’s Up Opens Applications for Entertainment Mentorship Program Reporter
Time’s Up, an initiative and legal defence fund fighting sexual harassment and inequality, has hired its first president and CEO, Lisa Borders.