With sexual harassment being a scorching hot topic within the entertainment industry as of late, The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) has launched a confidential sexual harassment support service for the electronic music industry.
The organization and its members are determined to drive positive change in the industry and to ensure openness, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of electronic music.
AFEM will also be launching a revised code of conduct in early 2018 to allow AFEM members to reach the highest standards of behavior within their organizations.
“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. To step forward as a victim of abuse or harassment takes immense courage and we will support all who need help and guidance.
We are working with our 150 plus members on how to unite as an industry against all forms of abuse and AFEM directs anyone who has been affected by abuse or harassment to an industry specific and confidential service operated by Health Assured on 0800 030 5182, (Outside the UK: +44 800 030 5182) where trained experts will listen and support.
This is a pivotal moment for society, industry and inclusivity and we must ensure that every opportunity is taken to support all victims. It is time to build a safe and supportive environment for everyone whatever their gender, ethnicity, sexual preference and age,” said AFEM CEO, Mark Lawrence.
For more information, visit associationforelectronicmusic.org.