Less than two months after Screen Australia revised its code of conduct, Australian women have officially joined the fight against sexual harassment. The Daily Telegraph has announced the launch of Now Australia, an organization designed “to put an end to sexual harassment, assault, and intimidation in the workplace.”
Introduced by journalist Tracey Spicer and inspired by #MeToo and #TimesUp, Now is a non-profit organization for people of all professions. It will fund research and education via partnerships with government, business, legal, and health sectors. Now has also kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to provide victims with counseling and legal aid.
“Now is more than a call for change,” Spicer explained. “It’s the place people can have that crucial first conversation about what they’re going through.”
The organization has tapped actors Abby Earl, Deb Mailman, Helen Dallimore, Danielle Cormack, and Sacha Horler, and musical artists Melinda Schneider,