The clock has run out on sexual assault, harassment and inequality in the workplace. It's time to do something about it.
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TIME’S UP is a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere. From movie sets to farm fields to boardrooms alike, we envision nationwide leadership that reflects the world in which we live.
Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. We partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.
No more silence. No more waiting. No more tolerance for discrimination, harassment or abuse.
TIME’S UP ™.
1 in 3 women ages 18 to 34 have been sexually harassed at work. 71% of those women said they did not report it.
Sexual harassment is pervasive across industries, but especially in low-wage service jobs. For example, more than 25% of sexual harassment charges filed with the EEOC in the last decade came from industries with service-sector workers.
Nearly 50% of men think women are well-represented in leadership in companies where only one in ten senior leaders is a woman.
1 in 5 C-Suite leaders is a woman. Fewer than 1 in 30 is a woman of color.
White non-Hispanic women are paid 81 cents on the dollar compared to white non-Hispanic men. Asian women are only paid 88 cents on the dollar. Black and Hispanic women are only paid 65 cents and 59 cents on the white male dollar, respectively.
Only about half of the world’s working-age women participate in the labor force, compared to around three-quarters of their male counterparts. Closing that gap could add an estimated $12 trillion in global GDP by 2025.
Nearly half of working women in the U.S. say they have experienced harassment in the workplace.
Research has shown that women in male-dominated occupations, especially those in male-dominated work contexts, are sexually harassed more than women in balanced or in female-dominated ones.
Source: Berdahl, JL. (2007). The Sexual Harassment of Uppity Women (p. 427).
Approximately one third of women think women are well-represented when they see one-in-ten in leadership positions.
From 2007 to 2016, 4% of top-grossing directors were female. Just 7 were women of color. 1 in 1,114 directors across 1,000 movies was Latina.
Source: Smith, Stacy L, Dr. Katherine Piper, and Marc Choueiti, Inclusion in the Directors Chair? Gender, Race, and Age of Film Directors across 1,000 Films from 2007-2016, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, February 2017.
More than one-third of the world’s countries do not have any laws prohibiting sexual harassment at work—leaving nearly 235 million working women vulnerable in the workplace.
TIME’S UP™ on the imbalance of power. It’s time to fix it.
Know Your Rights
The following is prepared by the TIME'S UP Legal, Legislative and Policy Committee.
Where To Get Help
TIME'S UP Legal Defense Fund will help defray legal and public relations costs in select cases for those who have experienced sexual harassment or related retaliation in the workplace. The Fund is housed at and administered by the National Women’s Law Center, an established, national women’s rights legal organization. A network of lawyers and public relations professionals across the country will work to provide assistance to those who have experienced harassment or retaliation. Access to prompt and comprehensive legal and communications help will mean empowerment for these individuals and long-term growth for our culture and communities as a whole.
The National Women’s Law Center will connect individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace or related retaliation with attorneys who can provide legal assistance including a free initial consultation.
Additional Trusted Resources
We recognize that not everyone will be ready to pursue legal remedies through the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund right away. We also understand that the first and most urgent need for people who experience harassment or assault is finding a place to turn. We know how hard it is to get advice, help, and trustworthy resources. Below is a short and growing list.
BetterBrave provides a thorough guide to identifying and dealing with sexual harassment, including information on reporting it to HR and seeking legal counsel.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the government agency responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to sexually harass anyone in the workplace.
+1 (800) 669-4000
Equal Rights Advocates
Equal Rights Advocates is a nonprofit legal organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women. They provide a toll-free multi-lingual Advice and Counseling Line where you can receive advice and information on your legal rights. All calls are confidential.
+1 (800) 839-4372
Women in over 150 countries have joined the Lean In community. Read their newly created advice, information, and support for harassment survivors and for anyone who wants to help.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
The National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse.
Women in Film Helpline
Women In Film has launched a Sexual Harassment Help Line — an integrated program to refer victims of harassment to designated mental health counselors, law enforcement professionals, and civil and criminal lawyers and litigators.
+1 (323) 545-0333
Futures Without Violence
Workplaces Respond, led by Futures Without Violence, is a national resource center that provides training and education, tools and resources, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic & sexual violence, sexual harassment, trafficking, and stalking impacting workers and the workplace.
50/50 By 2020
50/50 by 2020 is a movement of women, people of color and LGBTQ members of the entertainment industry, advocating for leadership and hiring practices that reflect the reality of our audiences to inspire authentic content creation and safer workplaces by the end of this decade.
What You Can Do
- Don’t be part of the problem. For starters, don’t harass anyone.
- If a person who has been harassed tells you about it, believe them. Don’t underestimate how hard it is to talk about these things.
- If you know someone who has been harassed, connect them to resources who can help, such as the ones found here.
- If you are a witness or bystander and see a harassing situation, you can help the person being harassed. You could actually intervene. You could confront the harasser. You could also help the person get out of the harassing situation. If you cannot do any of these things, you can still support the harassed person by corroborating and confirming the account of what happened.
- You can support those affected by sexual harassment by donating to the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund.
- If you are part of an organization, look at the workforce and the leadership (management, officers, board of directors). Does it reflect the market where you operate and the world we live in? If not, ask why not and do something to move it closer to that goal.
- Acknowledge that talent is equally distributed, but work and career opportunities are not. Mentor someone from an under-represented group in your industry. If you are in a position to do so, hire someone who can diversify the perspectives included in your organization; your team will be better and stronger for it.
- You can vote with your wallet: in your purchasing, in your investing and in your charitable giving. Spend or give to companies and organizations who have more equitable leadership and opportunities for all.
The voices of those affected in every industry have been silenced for too long. From everyday people in the service industry, to farmers and businesspeople, to the entertainment and media industry and beyond, stand with us and let your voice be heard.
Thank you for joining this movement – for your contribution, for sharing this campaign with others, and for standing together with us, so that all people can live free from sexual harassment and violence.
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which provides subsidized legal services for individuals subjected to workplace sexual harassment and abuse.