Tracey Spicer Launches Workplace Harassment Initiative NOW

Tracey Spicer Launches Workplace Harassment Initiative NOW

More than 30 of Australia’s biggest stars have joined forces to launch NOW, inspired by #MeToo and #TimesUp.

Spearheaded by journalist Tracey Spicer AM, NOW is a not-for-profit, non-partisan organisation for people across all industries who have been sexually harassed, assaulted or intimidated.

Ann Sherry AO is NOW’s inaugural Patron, supported by Launch Ambassadors including Tina Arena, Deborah Mailman, Missy Higgins, Abby Earl, Melinda Schneider, Helen Dallimore, Sarah Blasko, Danielle Cormack, Mahalia Barnes, Michelle Law, Kate Miller-Heidke, Jenny Morris, Clare Bowditch, Candy Bowers, Katie Noonan, Prinnie Stevens,  and Zindzi Okenyo.

“It’s a good time to turn awareness into action,” singer-songwriter Ella Hooper says.

After a month-long crowdfunding campaign and consultation period, NOW will connect survivors of workplace sexual harassment and indecent assault with the right counselling and legal support.

NOW will also fund research and education programs, working with government, business, statutory authorities and the community, legal and health sectors to develop solutions for the future.

“NOW is more than a call for change,” Spicer says. “It’s the place people can have that crucial first conversation about what they’re going through. By connecting them to the support and advice they need, we’re also providing the strategies to eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace for the next generation.”

Since October 2017, Spicer has been contacted by more than 1500 people with #MeToo stories across a range of industries.

“We want to help those in Australia’s lowest-paid workplaces. At the moment, many simply don’t have a voice.”

One in two women and one in four men has been sexually harassed in their lifetime, according to the recent ABS Personal Safety Survey. The ‘Women and the Future of Work’ report, conducted by academics at Sydney University, reveals one-in-10 women is still being sexually harassed at work. “Women of colour, those with a disability, and LGBTI people are particularly vulnerable,” Spicer says.

“The interesting thing about this is that sexual harassment is the front window,” broadcaster and producer Faustina Agolley says. “It’s about more than that, as well. It opens up a conversation about how do we dismantle discrimination, period?”

 




Please login with linkedin to comment

NOW tracey spicer

Latest News

Slew Of New Promotions & Hires As Thrive Announces Melbourne Leadership Team
  • Marketing

Slew Of New Promotions & Hires As Thrive Announces Melbourne Leadership Team

Thrive PR Melbourne has kicked off the year with new appointments, promotions and a new leadership team, marking the delivery of a transformation strategy that’s seen the agency diversify and strengthen its corporate, consumer and integrated digital service offering in Victoria. Lead image:  (L-R) – Sophie Maguire, Melanie Campbell, Nathan McGregor, Zoe Raknes, Erika Rutledge, […]

Leos Appoints Clare Pickens As CEO
  • Advertising

Leos Appoints Clare Pickens As CEO

Reports of Pickens demanding new corner office with wingback chair greatly exaggerated, says Publicis PR team.

Russel Howcroft & Freddie Young Headline AdMission Podcast
  • Advertising

Russel Howcroft & Freddie Young Headline AdMission Podcast

Iconic Australian ad guru Russel Howcroft and industry up-and-comer Freddie Young from Good One Creative have today launched their experimental, no spin advertising podcast, AdMission, in partnership with 9Podcasts. AdMission tells the uncensored stories behind the world’s most talked about brands, ideas, campaigns, advertising news and industry screw ups, as well as offering sharp insight […]

CPR First Aid Study: Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Among Most Googled Personal Goals
  • Marketing

CPR First Aid Study: Weight Loss & Healthy Eating Among Most Googled Personal Goals

According to a new study from CPR First Aid has revealed that Aussies’ most Googled personal goal in the summer is losing weight, new research has found. Their next most researched summer objective is healthy eating, followed by drinking more water. This time of the year, Aussies want to stop snoring and quit smoking more […]

Twilio: Customer Data Platforms Are “Critical Foundation” For AI-Driven Customer Insights
  • Technology

Twilio: Customer Data Platforms Are “Critical Foundation” For AI-Driven Customer Insights

Businesses are integrating customer data platforms with AI and analytics to personalise customer experiences and drive business success, according to a new report from Twilio Segment. Lead image: Kathryn Murphy, SVP of product and design, Twilio. The fifth annual Customer Data Platform Report, which reflects the findings of anonymised usage data from Twilio Segment’s more […]

Word of Mouth Digital Welcomes Six New Brands To Its Growing Portfolio
  • Marketing

Word of Mouth Digital Welcomes Six New Brands To Its Growing Portfolio

Word of Mouth Digital, a Sydney-based full-service digital marketing agency, has announced the addition of six diverse brands to its expanding client portfolio. Lead image: Alex and Tash Williams These new partnerships span various sectors, including pet care, cognitive health, home construction, wellness, and retail, showcasing the agency’s commitment to fostering growth through strategic collaboration […]