This year became a cultural reckoning for victims of sexual harassment and assault, and their attackers. No industry seems without shame as women continue to stand up and accuse their rapists, indecent bosses and perverted peers. TIME Magazine named these women Person of the Year, and now, the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) wants to get in the fight.
As we begin 2018, AFEM launches a confidential support service, in partnership with trained professionals from workplace care provider Health Assured, to provide advice and guidance to anyone whose been affected by sexual harassment or assault on the job.
“Since its formation, AFEM has championed equality and inclusion as vital foundations of our industry, and we unequivocally condemn sexual abuse and harassment of any kind," AFEM CEO Mark Lawrence is quoted in a press release. "To step forward as a victim of abuse or harassment takes immense courage and we will support all who need help and guidance."