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Voices In Action is #ProVoice

We are Voices in Action, a survivor-led organization focused on eradicating sexual abuse in the entertainment industry while providing safe support and empowerment services for survivors.​​ ​​We are here because the numbers can’t be ignored. Ninety-four percent of women in the entertainment industry have experienced sexual assault at work (USA Today). And we know this issue also includes a large percentage of men. It’s the dark underbelly of our industry that has festered far too long.

It’s been more than a year since the headlines about Harvey Weinstein broke. While we consider it a huge first step in the right direction, time ticks on and we’re still left wondering what’s next.

Those of us who came forward were called The Silence Breakers. Despite the headlines and hashtags the coverage garnered, we quickly discovered what all victims of sexual abuse learn when they decide to speak up: instead of receiving support, survivors are overwhelmingly faced with defending their story and left to answer the question of why they didn’t speak up sooner.

After speaking about these issues with survivors and advocates of the ​#MeToo​​ movement, including Anita Hill, Tarana Burke, David Oyelowo, and Mira Sorvino, at the recent Power Women’s Summit, it is clear just how little has changed for survivors of sexual abuse in our industry.

Voices in Action empowers survivors to use their voice to speak up for themselves and for others through providing the ability to safely and privately report incidents of sexual abuse, support and education services, and the safety of strength in numbers. ​​We aim to ensure that the only reason survivors of sexual assault don’t come forward is because it is their choice, and not because of fear, stigma, or intimidation.

We are a survivor-led organization, 100 percent self-funded, and we need your help in spreading the word and building support.
That’s why Monday, Nov. 26, we are launching a social media campaign. We are calling it #ProVoice. ​​This campaign will focus on education and building awareness to the services ​Voices and Action​​ provides within our community with the reminder that one voice might go unheard, but when we stand together, our message is deafening. It’s time to turn awareness into action by standing together and using the greatest weapon we have: our voice.

There is strength in numbers and we need you in the fight. Stand with us. Be #ProVoice.

Feel free to copy and paste or personalize the messaging here as you choose on your own social media accounts to help spread the word.

Mira Sorvino Joins Voices in Action as an Ambassador

Mira Sorvino is a humanitarian, philanthropist, and actress. Her notable roles include Romy and Michelle’s High School ReunionLulu on the Bridge, and Summer of Sam. In she won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Mighty Aphrodite.

In 2017, Sorvino came out publicly about the sexual harassment she endured from producer Harvey Weinstein and has been a vocal supporter of the Me Too movement.

She has been affiliated with Amnesty International since 2004. In 2006, was honored with Amnesty International’s Artist of Conscience Award given to those who have displayed longstanding philanthropic and humanist efforts. Sorvino has been a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to Combat Human Trafficking, since 2009 through 2012, and has lobbied Congress to abolish human trafficking in Darfur.

 

photo courtesy Variety

Harold Perrineau Joins Voices in Action as an Ambassador

We’re thrilled to announce that Harold Perrineau has joined Voices in Action as an Ambassador.

In a statement, Harold said:

“I take seriously my role as an ally to the many brave women and men who came forward with their stories of sexual assault. I truly believe that Voices in Action will be a great and necessary resource in helping survivors get one step closer to the justice and healing they deserve.”

 

QUOTE FROM JESSICA OR CAITLIN OR BOTH HERE ABOUT BEING HAPPY TO WORK WITH HAROLD & WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE FUTURE OF VOICES IN ACTION