Emma Watson Launches UK Time's Up Fund


If you're not clued up on the Time's Up movement yet, where have you been hiding?

But just by way of a recap, it's a campaign that was started in January of this year, as a response to the #MeToo movement and the Weinstein scandal.

The core of the movement is to, finally, meaningfully put an end to sexual harassment and discrimination against women at all areas of society - both in Hollywood, where the movement started, but also in other industries too.


The only problem with the Time's Up movement so far, though, is that it's been very US centric. Proposed by American Hollywood actresses and supported by US lobbyists, the fund that was set up in the campaign's name has stipulations attached to it, that the money accumulated can only be used in US territory.

Until now that is, because as of this evening, a new arm of the Time's Up movement has been launched in the UK - spearheaded by Emma Watson and supported publicly by a further 190 stars of film, TV and stage - under which a separate fund has been created, which can be used to fight the anti-discrimination battle in Britain.

Emma Watson has already donated £1 million to the fund and other key celebrity members, like Tom Hiddleston and Keira Knightley, have each donated £10,000.

Watson, who has been a steadfast campaigner for women's interests, has been a supporter of the Time's Up movement since its inception:

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