The multifaceted actress Mehwish Hayat wears black to show solidarity with a slew of international celebrities in support of #TimesUp campaign against women harassment in the entertainment business and work place.
Hayat recently posted a picture on Twitter while giving out a clear message that harassment of women at any place is unacceptable.
“Today, I wear black in solidarity with my industry colleagues in the US and push this message to the women of my own homeland, Pakistan. We are no less than men by virtue of our gender. Harassment of any form is totally unacceptable and we will not tolerate it #WhyIWearBlack #timeisup,” Mehwish wrote.
While Mehwish Hayat is the first Pakistani actress to join this campaign, but on the international a plethora of actress have already showed their support for the cause including Ashley Judd, Eva Longoria, America Ferrera, Rashida Jones, Kerry Washington, Reese Witherspoon and Ema Watson.
The campaign initiated with a full-page advertisement in New York Times announcing about $13m legal defense fund to help women to fight against inequality at work place and sexual misconduct. The fund will help to provide subsidized legal support to women and men who have been sexually harassed, assault or abused in the workplace.
“The struggle for women to break in, to rise up the ranks and to simply be heard and acknowledged in male-dominated workplaces must end; time’s up on this impenetrable monopoly,” part of the letter reads.