Harry Potter star gives 1m to campaign

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Image caption Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson signed the letter to demonstrate “solidarity and unity”.

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has given £ 1m to a new advertising campaign aimed at helping those affected by nuisance.

The donation provides more than 200 female British plus Irish stars have signed a letter calling for an end in order to sexual harassment at work.

Emma Thompson, Keira Knightley plus Emma Watson are among the stars to sign the letter, released in the Observer .

Women attending the Bafta Honours in London on Sunday night state they will wear black on the red-colored carpet.

The proceed is a show of solidarity with the Hollywood-based movement Time’s Up, launched within the wake of sexual abuse accusations by high-profile actresses against movie producer Harvey Weinstein.

Watson is one of the first donors towards the UK Justice and Equality Finance, which has launched a crowdfunding marketing campaign to pay for a new advice network.

The fund has been setup by the women who have signed the particular letter, along with a group of 160 individuals – including academics, activists plus charity workers – to help sufferers “access support and justice”.

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

Physician Who stars Jodie Whittaker plus Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tamsin Greig plus Noomi Rapace have each given £ 1, 000.

‘Uncomfortable joke’

The letter said the particular Bafta awards ceremony was a time for you to “celebrate this tremendous moment associated with solidarity and unity across edges by coming together and creating this movement international”.

This states: “This movement is larger than just a change in our industry on your own.

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“This movement is intersectional, with discussions across race, class, community, capability and work environment, to talk about the discrepancy of power. ”

Other signatories include:

  • 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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Image caption Penelope Cruz, Mariah Carey and Clare Foy were among celebrities which wore black at the Golden Globes

The particular letter reads: “In the very close to past, we lived in a entire world where sexual harassment was a less than comfortable joke; an unavoidable awkward component of being a girl or a woman.

“It was certainly not to become discussed, let alone addressed. In 2018, we seem to have woken upward in a world ripe for modify.

“If all of us truly embrace this moment, the line in the sand will use stone. ”

Your decision to wear black at the Baftas comes after a similar demonstration of support with Hollywood’s Golden Globe Awards earlier this year.

Several of Britain’s biggest stars will be joined up with on the red carpet ahead of the Baftas by activists, including Laura Bates who founded the award-winning Daily Sexism project.