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Justice and Equality Fund Makes First Grants

Posted 251 days ago | 11.10.18

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Justice and Equality Fund Makes First Grants

The Justice and Equality Fund, set up by British celebrities in response to the #MeToo movement has given more than £1m to women's groups across the UK. It has been backed by stars including Emma Watson, Keira Knightley and Jodie Whittaker.

Initial grants were given to seven UK organisations helping women who have suffered sexual harassment and abuse. Emma Watson, who rose to fame in the Harry Potter films,  donated £1m to the fund.

These were the first grants to be awarded from the fund. The next recipients will be announced in November.

The Women's Aid Federation in Northern Ireland will receive £200,000 to re-establish a pilot rape crisis service there after it was closed 12 years ago.

Other organisations receiving grants include: Rights of Women, a free, confidential helpline organised by female lawyers who offer legal advice (nearly £200,000), Welsh Women’s Aid who give training in women’ s support services (more than  £88.000) and London Black Women’s Project who help black, Asian and immigrant women (£130,000).

Women giving back to women is certainly the way to go.

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