Activists will join Michelle Williams, Meryl Streep, and more at Golden Globes

Golden Globes 2018 under a big spotlight

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Stars including Meryl Streep and Debra Messing walked the red carpet in black, an understated funeral for an industry overrun by sexual harassment and abuse.

As part of a continued campaign inspired by the Time's Up movement, these Hollywood A-listers are committing to amplifying voices in the fight for women's rights and racial equality.

It's an nearly certainty that all of these women will be wearing black, an initiative organised by the Time's Up campaign to stand in solidarity with those who experience sexual harassment, assault or abuse across all industries.

Meryl Streep is joined on the red carpet by National Domestic Workers Alliance director Ai-jen Poo at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday (January 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif. We choose to take our #resistance EVERYWHERE! "We feel emboldened in this moment to stand together in a thick, black line".

Michelle Williams will bring Burke, the founder of #metoo and a woman who has campaigned for gender and racial justice for decades.

"I thought that I would have to raise my daughter to learn how to protect herself in a unsafe world, and I think because of the work that Tarana has done and the work that I'm learning how to do, we actually have the opportunity to hand our children a different world", Williams added.

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Dressed in a sparkly black top and plain trousers, Messing expanded the message behind the protest to include equality for all women.

But there was one moment that really stuck out on the red carpet, and it was more pure than anything.

. She also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. "But it's our job as an older generation to keep mentoring, keep helping and supporting", tennis legend and feminist Billie Jean King said.

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She add that "because of Tarana" she had more hope for the future.

"We believe we are nearing a tipping point in transforming the culture of violence in the countries where we live and work", the women said.

"That has to change".

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