Just over two months ago, the people behind the Time’s Up movement in the US launched their Legal Defence Fund for all survivors of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.

Since then, more than 1,900 people have used the fund for legal issues around inequality in the workplace, which includes promotion policies, pay equality, paid leave, sexual harassment, diversity and safety. 

Speaking at the panel ‘Time’s Up! Shifting the Imbalance of Power’, today (March 11) at SXSW in Austin, four women behind Legal Defence Fund gathered to discuss how they are changing the culture to stop sexual harassment in the workplace.

President and CEO of National Women’s Law Centre in the US, Fatima Goss Graves, said that while we’re years behind where we need to be, having sexual harassment as a featured talk at an iconic conference like SXSW is a positive.

For 50 years it’s been unlawful to engage in sexual harassment at work, and it’s a form of discrimination; but it hasn’t been well enforced,” she said.