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UK Time's Up fund gives USD 1.3 million to women's groups

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A fund set up by British celebrities as part of the movement says it has awarded more than 1 million pounds (USD 1.3 million) to help women who have experienced sexual or

The was launched earlier this year with backing from stars including Emma Thompson, Gemma Chan, and

It said Thursday that just over 1 million pounds has been given to seven women's organisations across the UK, including a legal-advice helpline, a project geared toward helping ethnic-minority and migrant women and a Northern Irish rape crisis service.

Knightley said that "to be able to fund the first rape crisis service provision in for 12 years feels like a huge step forward".

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 17:25 IST