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The AFEM launches confidential sexual harassment support service


The Association for Electronic Music (AFEM) has launched a confidential sexual harassment support service for everyone in the electronic music industry.

The Association for Electronic Music is the global trade body for the genre representing the interests of record labels, blogs, managers, promoters, publishers, clubs and all other companies whose business is electronic music.  They’ve identified the Electronic music industry needs trained support for victims of sexual harassment within the society, so they’ve teamed up with Health Assured to bring this service.

Mark Lawrence AFEM CEO: “Since its formation, AFEM has championed equality and inclusion as vital foundations of our industry and we unequivocally condemn sexual abuse and harassment of any kind. To step forward as a victim of abuse or harassment takes immense courage and we will support all who need help and guidance.

We are working with our 150 plus members on how to unite as an industry against all forms of abuse and AFEM directs anyone who has been affected by abuse or harassment to an industry specific and confidential service operated by Health Assured on 0800 030 5182, (Outside the UK: +44 800 030 5182) where trained experts will listen and support.

This is a pivotal moment for society, industry and inclusivity and we must ensure that every opportunity is taken to support all victims. It is time to build a safe and supportive environment for everyone whatever their gender, ethnicity, sexual preference and age. “

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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