New York Women's Foundation Launches Fund to Support MeToo Movement
Tarana Burke and her MeToo movement are getting a financial boost for their work fighting sexual violence.
The New York Women's Foundation said it has raised an initial $1 million for a fund to support Burke and the movement she founded 12 years ago, with a goal of raising at least $2 million a year.
Burke founded MeToo to support survivors of sexual violence, particularly girls and women of color and in marginalized communities. But the group's visibility has skyrocketed in the last six months, since shortly after revelations emerged about the sexual misconduct of movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Soon after, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a request for survivors of sexual assault or harassment to use #MeToo to demonstrate the extent of the problem. Within days, 1.7 million people had used the hashtag...