The Government takes women’s safety very seriously and is determined to tackle crimes which disproportionately affect women and girls.
We have published a new Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and will be publishing a complementary Domestic Abuse Strategy this year. The new strategies will help transform the response to these crimes, from prevention and raising awareness, support to victims and survivors, to ensuring perpetrators are brought to justice.
As well as this, we are funding a new National Policing Lead for Violence Against Women and Girls – Maggie Blyth, to transform the way policing responds to these crimes.
We are determined to ensure that women feel safe everywhere - at home, at work, at school, online, or on the streets. That is why we are delivering a £5 million ‘Safety of Women at Night’ fund and an additional £25 million Safer Streets Fund focused on improving public safety, with an emphasis on women and girls’ safety in public spaces.