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Emma Watson Donates £1 Million to UK Justice and Equality Fund

Emma Watson Donates £1 Million to UK Justice and Equality Fund

In showing solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, Emma Watson has just donated £1 million to the UK Justice and Equality Fund.

“It’s easy to dismiss harassment and abuse as being caused by ‘one or two really, really bad men’ but the UK statistics point to a much bigger and more structural problem. This issue is systemic, as opposed to individual, one-off events. More than half of all women, and nearly two-thirds of women aged 18 to 24, say they have experienced sexual harassment at work. One in five women in England and Wales have experienced some type of sexual assault after the age of 16. This should not be tolerated and cannot and should not be our norm. We can do better than this,” the 27-year-old actress said in a statement.

The fund just went live a few hours ago.

Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson and Tom Hiddleston have also reportedly made donations.

At the BAFTAs tonight, celebrities are expected to wear black in solidarity with the movement and walk the red carpet with activists.

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