Safe Spaces Now initiative launched to end harassment of women at live gigs

17 Aug 2021


Organisers of a new Safe Spaces Now music industry initiative say more than 40% of women under 40 have experienced sexual harassment at a live music event.

The initiative highlights that venues, festivals, studios and workplaces are too often not safe spaces for women, girls and marginalised genders.

Individuals are encourage to sign the open letter on the UN website – with MabelSophie Ellis-Bextor and Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis among the names backing a call for change to end the harassment and abuse of women at gigs and festivals.

As spaces reopen this summer, Safe Spaces is encouraging action now to make the music industry and live events safe.

Find out more and sign the open letter


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