Harry Potter Star gives 1 million pounds to the campaign


Harry Potter Star Emma Watson has made a donation of 1 million pounds for a new campaign to help people affected by the harassment.

The donation comes as more than 200 British women and Irish stars have signed an open letter calling for an end to sexual harassment at work.

Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson are among the players to sign the letter, published in the Observer.

The women present at the Bafta awards in London on Sunday night say they are going to wear black on the red carpet.

The move is a show of solidarity with the Hollywood-based movement there is, launched in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse by actresses of against film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Watson is one of the first donors in the united KINGDOM, the Justice and Equality Fund, which has launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for a new network of advice.What to expect in 2018 Bafta awards

The fund has been set up by the women who have signed the letter, along with a group of 160 people – including academics, campaigners and charity workers – to help the victims “have access to support and justice”.

Keira Knightley and Tom Hiddleston have each given£10,000.

Doctor Who stars Jodie Whittaker and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tamsin Greig and Noomi rapace have each made a donation of £ 1,000. “Awkward joke”

The letter said that the Bafta awards ceremony was a time to celebrate this great moment of solidarity and unity across borders, joining and making this international movement”.

He said: “This movement is bigger than just a change in our industry.

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“This movement is intersectional, with conversations between race, class, the community, the ability and the work environment, to talk about the imbalance of power.”

The other signatories are:
Gemma Arterton
Carey Mulligan
Sophie Okonedo
Florence Pugh
Gugu Mbatha Raw
Saoirse Ronan
Andrea Riseborough
Lily James
Claire Foy
Gemma Chan
Noma Dumezweni
Naomie Harris

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The letter reads as follows: “In the very near past, we lived in a world where sexual harassment is an uncomfortable joke, a must-see awkward part of being a girl or a woman.

“It was certainly not to be discussed, much less addressed. In 2018, we seem to have woken up in a world ripe for change.

“If we really want to join at this time, a line in the sand will turn to stone.”

The decision to wear black at the Baftas following a demonstration of support in Hollywood for the Golden Globe Awards earlier this year.

Some of the biggest stars will be joined on the red carpet ahead of the Baftas by activists, including Laura Bates, who founded the award-winning everyday Sexism project.