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Rebekah launches #ForTheMusic campaign with open letter about sexual assault in dance music

The techno DJ and producer announced the campaign via Instagram last week

Rebekah has launched a new campaign, #ForTheMusic.

The techno DJ and producer took to Instagram last week to reveal a new campaign against sexual harassment and assault in the music industry, calling on her followers to sign an open letter on change.org.

"After all the reports coming out from women who have been sexually assaulted in the industry at the hands of powerful men, it really made me analyse the scene and how it really is fucked up," she said. "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."

"So with this I’m asking you to read and sign an open letter on change.org asking the industry to be accountable to make changes," she continued. "To look out for our most vulnerable because after 24 years in this industry, I see we have made little to no progress in ending the culture of silence."

Calling on the dance music industry to be on the "right side of history" and sign the #ForTheMusic open letter, Rebekah outlined a pledge that:

- Ensures artists, employees and audiences are protected against sexual harassment.

- Guarantees employees of the industry a safe workplace. 

- Demands artists and performers to end the culture of silence, be allies and to speak out when they witness sexual harassment happening 

- Holds clubs accountable for ensuring a safe space for performers, employees and audiences free from sexual harassment. 

You can sign Rebekah's change.org open letter here.

 

 
 
 
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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. We have a great opportunity to now assess what kind of industry we want to return to when it opens back up, what kind of people we place in these powerful positions and how we can we make clubs, festivals and after parties a safer place. We all must be accountable and speak up about the abusers, allow people the benefit of the doubt when claiming abuse, as many stay silent for fear of retribution. To really look out for one another in our venues and parties. So with this I’m asking you to read and sign an open letter on change.org asking the industry to be accountable to make changes, to look out for our most vulnerable because after 24 years in this industry I see we have made little to no progress in ending the culture of silence. Will you stand with me? #ForTheMusic Link is in the biog And if you’re tagged, I know you are in it #ForTheMusic and asking you to stand with me and share the message, together we are stronger To join the campaign, download the poster #ForTheMusic or create your own and share a b/w photo with the reasons to end the culture of silence and why you are #ForTheMusic and please share the link http://chng.it/rZG6TC9Z

A post shared by Rebekah (@djrebekah) on Sep 23, 2020 at 6:05am PDT

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