Justice and Equality Fund – Now’s the Time

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Grants are available for women’s organisations in the UK to amplify the voices of all those who are calling for an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in their workplaces and in their communities and those organisations who are seeking to establish what works in changing the culture of impunity and preventing future harassment and abuse.

The Justice and Equality Fund (JEF) 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 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. Funding for the JEF comes from donations from individuals.

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.

The JEF is hosted and administered by Rosa – the only UK-wide fund for women and girls. Rosa is a well-established and respected grant-making organisation which mobilises resources for women’s empowerment.

Within the Justice and Equality Fund there are three programmes:

  • Now’s the Time – information provided in this report.
  • Advice and Support – information provided in a separate report.
  • Changing the Conversation – information provided in a separate report.

The Now’s the Time programme will award up to £1 million through a Challenge Fund which asks:

  • ‘What would you do toward ending sexual harassment?’

Full details http://www.rosauk.org/