On the 21st January 2018, on the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration as the President of the
United States, in 34 cities around the world (10 of which were in the US itself), protesters marched as part
of the Time’s Up campaign against sexual harassment in all industries. The Time’s Up campaign has a legal bfund that wants to support the women who came forward, in the wake of the Hollywood sexual
harassment scandal, about their own experiences. The protesters were demanding “Time’s Up” on gender inequality and sexual harassment.
The Time’s Up campaign was started as a result of the scandal in Hollywood over the allegations about
producer Harvey Weinstein, and the initiative, launched by over 300 women in the entertainment
industry, aims to fight harassment in the film industry as well as other workplaces. The initiatives launched
by the campaign are: the advocacy for legislation to punish companies that tolerate persistent
harassment; a $13million legal defence fund to support any lower income women who are seeking justice
for sexual harassment/assault in the workplace; the calling for gender equality in the film industry itself.
At the Golden Globes 2018, celebrities wore black and ‘Time’s Up’ pins to show support for the
campaign. The Time's Up Movement has spread to include other industries and will continue to advocate
for protection against sexual harassment in the workplace in the future.