Making Haringey safer for women and girls
Thursday 25 November marks the start of our 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence, during which we’re raising awareness of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) and how to take meaningful action to tackle it.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marks the opening day of the 16 Days, which will run until Human Rights Day on 10 December. Every day between now and 10 December, we will be sharing messages on our social media channels busting myths about VAWG, breaking down stigmas and focusing on preparators of abuse.
Together with our partners, our dedicated VAWG team has organised a calendar of events and training sessions taking place throughout the 16 Days. The events range from public discussions on how to confront and prevent gender-based violence and training on how VAWG impacts victims and families, to education for men and boys on how to prevent VAWG as allies. The full schedule of events is online at https://www.haringey.gov.uk/16days
Although we’re putting a particular spotlight on VAWG during the 16 Days, Haringey continues to stand and work against gender-based violence at all times. Visit our 10-year VAWG strategy webpage to find our approach on tackling VAWG, information on how the strategy was created and our Coordinated Community Response against VAWG.
Cllr Lucia das Neves, Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care and Wellbeing, said:
Over the next 16 days here in Haringey, we're going to bust some myths about gender-based violence and through a series of events and sessions for public and professionals, we are going to talk openly about how to identify, challenge and overcome gender-based violence.
Here in Haringey, we continue to deliver our Violence against Women and Girls Strategy with renewed vigour, focused on services to support women, including those experiencing domestic abuse, work with young people to combat harmful stereotypes and attitudes, holding perpetrators to account and campaigning publicly, so that no woman ever feels blamed for the action of a perpetrator.
If you or someone you know is affected by gender-based violence, help is available here.
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