06 April 2016

Lambeth asks for views on its Safer Lambeth: Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

Lambeth is asking for resident's views about the future of its award winning Safer Lambeth: Violence Against Women and Girls programme.

At its recently announced budget, Lambeth confirmed it would be fully protecting this vital service which helps women and girls suffering from violence.

According to the consultation:

Work is currently under way to refresh the Safer Lambeth Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, first launched in 2011 to provide a joined up response to those experiencing gender-based violence in all its forms.
We will use feedback from the consultation to update the strategy. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is abuse that is targeted at women or girls because of their gender. It affects women and girls disproportionately but men and boys can be abused too. It includes:
  • Domestic violence
  • Sexual violence
  • Forced marriage
  • “Honour-based” violence
  • Prostitution
  • Trafficking for sexual exploitation
  • Female Genital Mutilation
  • Stalking/ Harassment
You can find out how to fill in the consultation here - the deadline for views is Thursday, 14 April at 5pm.