The reporting platform, called SAG-AFTRA Safe Place, allows members as well as anyone who has worked on a SAG-AFTRA production to report incidents of sexual harassment they personally experienced or witnessed.
SAG-AFTRA announced Thursday the launch of a new sexual harassment reporting platform as well as the first industry-wide accreditation for intimacy coordinator training programs and registry.
SAG-AFTRA’s Intimacy Coordinator training accreditation and registry programs aim to expand the number of experienced professionals to serve in this role nationwide. According to SAG-AFTRA, along with the process for review and vetting of candidates for the role of intimacy coordinator, the accreditation system will establish a standard to help potential registrants identify high-quality training programs. SAG-AFTRA will also sponsor an intimacy coordinator conference annually for registry and pre-registry participants to meet a continuing education requirement.
“Protecting the well-being, security and dignity of our members is the reason that SAG-AFTRA exists,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris in a statement. “Last year, SAG-AFTRA took a huge step toward normalizing and encouraging the use of intimacy coordinators in productions large and small. These professionals have proven to be effective in changing the culture while safeguarding the safety and security of our members as they work.”