The AFEM is setting professional standards by launching a Code of Conduct against sexual harassment and gender discrimination.
The AFEM, Association For Electronic Music, is a global voice for the electronic music industry, representing community, culture and commerce. Today they are presenting their new and very important Code of Conduct!
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is to prevent sexual harassment and gender/gender identity discrimination within the electronic music industry and AFEM Member companies by creating an environment where such behavior is not tolerated, through awareness, education, increased respect, protection and prevention.
The numerous profile cases of sexual harassment and assault being reported in the media within our industry this year, and the recently launched MeToo #ForTheMusic campaign, clearly points to the need for education and action in this area.
Stat: 2019 survey by InChorus & SheSaid.So to shine a light on bias, harassment and micro-aggressions within the music industry, found 7 5% of all micro-aggressions logged related to Gender, 8 % referred to Age, 8% referred to Ethnicity, and 6% referred to Sexuality.
“We want to bring about an electronic music culture where everyone involved feels safe, respected and free from sexual harassment and risk of assault, to ensure safe environments for fans and professionals and to advocate for a culture of support for victims of harassment and assault to ensure they are encouraged to come forward and feel they will be supported when they do.” said Greg Marshall, General Manager at AFEM.
Important: AFEM sponsors a confidential support service for anyone affected by sexual harassment within the Electronic Music Industry. Health Assured provide the service to ensure confidential expert counselling. A safe and supportive environment for anyone who has been affected and needs guidance and support.Call 0800 030 5182 // Outside the UK: +44 800 030 5182 – where trained experts will listen and support.
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Please endorse, adopt and share this Code of Conduct if you and your business are in support of the objective of preventing sexual harassment and discrimination within the electronic music industry through awareness, education and by creating an environment where such behavior is not tolerated.
Here is the link to the Code of Conduct : https://associationforelectronicmusic.org/afem-code-of-conduct-against-sexual-harassment-and-gender-discrimination/