#AfterMeToo report proposes nine recommendations to wipe out sexual assault
Emma Phillips comments on #AfterMeToo recommendations
On March 9th the organizers of the #AfterMeToo symposium released a report that sets out nine recommendations to battle sexual assault in the entertainment industry. As Post City Toronto reports, the recommendations include the establishment of a national body to oversee investigations, a database that tracks blacklisting of victims in the industry and keeps a record of all allegations, and a safety fund for survivors to cover the cost of legal and mental health counselling.
Post City Toronto spoke to Emma Phillips, who commented on the #AfterMeToo recommendation to establish a national body to oversee investigations:
Phillips pointed out two main benefits to introducing a national body to oversee allegations: it would be free of any conflict of interest and could co-ordinate between different stakeholders and across legal jurisdictions.
“It requires real political will from all the stakeholders. Certainly it is an ambitious proposal, but if it’s ever going to be achievable, it’s going to be at this particular moment,” Phillips said. “If we want to have systemic change, then we need to institute some real mechanisms of accountability.”