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The term VAWG covers a range of crimes, the common theme is that they disproportionately affect women and girls. Although we use the term ‘violence against women and girls’, our approach refers to all victims of any of these offences.
Crimes and behaviour covered by the term Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) include:
We are committed to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and have a strong approach to actively pursue violent perpetrators. We want women and girls who live, work and socialise in our communities to feel safe. To achieve this we will be focussing on five key areas:
Introduction to the strategy & how we plan to uphold public trust
How we plan to improve our service
Community volunteers who work with us to improve our service
Community events - have your say to enhance our response
Findings of the most recent national statistics
Find out how you can verify a police officer's identity
Tell us about the things that make you feel unsafe in places
The events provide an opportunity for you to share your views
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