What is 97 Ensemble?
97 Ensemble is a campaign raising awareness of the figure 97% of women aged 18-24 experience sexual harassment in the UK. Please see our aims to find out more.
Who is 97 Ensemble?
The Ensemble is made of graduates and students of the Royal College of Music.
Why are there men in the ensemble?
We at 97 Ensemble don't believe that the onus is only on those who identify as women to care about and fight against the prevalence of sexual harassment in our society. Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women's issues." By keeping the focus on women, we risk perpetuating a victim blaming rape culture. For more information on why we include all genders in our campaign, please watch Violence against women- it's a men's issue.
Why isn't 100% of my ticket purchase going to Solace Women's Aid?
We would love to give 100% of proceeds to Solace Women's Aid but we also believe in paying our musicians fairly.
Can you help me?
We are an ensemble of musicians. If you are in need of help please reach out to:
Solace Women's Aid 0808 802 5565
Refuge 0808 2000 247
The Survivors Trust 08088 010818