Allies & further help
The following work specifically on the issue of nondisclosure agreements. Each may be able to provide expert support and advice according to your context and provide concrete steps for action.
- Can’t Buy My Silence is a global campaign committed to end the misuse of NDAs to buy victims silence. Focussed on legislative change in various countries (Canada, Ireland, UK) and specific actions in UK universities.
- Lift Our Voices is a nonprofit initiative dedicated to creating positive, systemic change in the American workplace through the eradication of nondisclosure agreements for toxic work issues and mandatory arbitration clauses.
- Speak Out Revolution is a non-profit on a mission to cancel the culture of silence on harassment and bullying in UK workplaces. They empower the disempowered to speak out through The Speak Out Survey™, challenge the status quo by increasing transparency via The Speak Out Dashboard™ and advocate for organisational change.
- Lioness is a storytelling platform and media company that brings forward stories about encounters with power. Many of the stories they publish have been previously muzzled by money, non-disclosure agreements, and threats. Lioness provides advice on telling your story and supports it to get the broadest coverage. In some cases, they may be able to provide free legal advice about breaking an NDA.
NDAs can be used in many situations. You may be able to get expert advice on your own circumstances from the following organisations.
In the UK:
- ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) gives employees and employers free, impartial advice on workplace rights, rules and best practice. They also offer training and help to resolve workplace disputes.
- Protect aims to make whistleblowing work for individuals, organisations and society. They offer free, confidential whistleblowing advice.
- thirtyone:eight is an independent Christian safeguarding charity which helps individuals and organisations protect vulnerable people from abuse.
- Safe Spaces is a free and independent support service, providing a confidential, personal and safe space for anyone who has been abused by someone in the Church or as a result of their relationship with the Church of England, the Catholic Church in England and Wales or the Church in Wales.
- MACSAS supports women and men who have been sexually abused as children or adults by ministers, clergy or others under the guise of the church. MACSAS support both survivors who have remained within their Christian communities and those who have left. They offer a telephone and email helpline. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the US:
- GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment) works to empower Christian communities to recognize, prevent, and respond to abuse.
Please let us know of any other resource organizations that you would recommend!