DJ Rebekah Launches #FORTHEMUSIC Campaign Against Sexual Harassment In Dance Music

Rebekah announced the #ForTheMusic campaign on Instagram, detailing how she seeks to make changes in the dance music industry following recent allegations of rape and assault against Erick Morillo. She is asking for signatures on an open letter to the dance music industry here.

Announcing the open letter, Rebekah’s Instagram post reads: “After all the reports coming out from women who have been sexually assaulted in the industry at the hands of powerful men had really made me analyse the scene and how it really is fucked up. We have turned a blind eye, stayed silent and let things carry on how they have always been for far too long.

“After deciding I would like to mentor people to help bring them in to the industry it became apparent I was unable to do this unless I stood up and tried to fight to make the industry a safer place all round. How can I mentor women and members of the LGBQT++ community, knowing they will face sexism, harassment and at worst, assault and rape and stay silent on this issue.”

The #ForTheMusic pledge consists of four key points, which are: ensuring artists, employees and audiences are protected against sexual harassment, guaranteeing industry employees a safe workplace, demanding artists and performers to end a culture of silence and speaking up when they have witnessed sexual harassment and holding nightclubs accountable for ensuring a safe space for performers, employees and audiences.

Please click here to sign the open the letter

Author: Kofi Yeboah

I'm a Music & Culture Journalist, and DJ from London. I worked in radio, events promotions, and content production. .

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