Tom Hiddleston, Claire Foy, Emma Thompson and Keira Knightly have also donated

By Jodi Guglielmi
February 20, 2018 09:54 AM
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Emma Watson is putting her money where her mouth is.

The actress donated £1 million (approximately $1.4 million) to the Justice and Equality Fund, a U.K.-based initiative that fights against sexual harassment, assault and discrimination.

Inspired by the Time’s Up movement, the fund aims to promote “personal, social, legal and policy changes that will ensure everyone can feel safe at work, at play and at home.”

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At the time of publication, the fund had raised more than £1.5 million.

The donations come as more than 200 stars signed an open letter published in The Observer asking women to stand in solidarity and fight against harassment.

Watson shared a photo of the article on Instagram, writing “this is the moment we stand together.”

“All of us are responsible for creating change, whatever industry you work in. We’re asking everyone to help create a world we can be proud of – one that is safe, just and equal,” she wrote. “Please join us and donate to the new Justice and Equality Fund, which will support frontline organisations that are working to end a culture where harassment and abuse are commonplace.”

She continued: “Together we can spread our message, support the strong people of all genders who are taking such personal risks, and make sure that this is one of those watershed moments in history where things never go back to the way they were before. This is the moment we stand together and say. #TIMESUP.”

Along with Watson, Emilia Clarke, Saoirse Ronan, Carey Mulligan and Naomie Harris also signed the letter.