Positive results in fight to tackle violence against women

Residents are invited to a public meeting to hear the work being done to fight violence against women

Residents are invited to come and hear about work being done to reduce violence against women and girls in Hammersmith & Fulham.

A presentation on work to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) will be given to H&F Council’s Community Safety, Environment and Residents’ Services Policy and Accountability Committee when it meets in Hammersmith Town Hall on Wednesday 2 March.

It will detail work being done in partnership with other agencies to both reduce incidents of violent offences and increase conviction rates for violent crimes against women.

“Tackling violence against women and girls is one of our key priorities, and I urge residents to come and hear about what H&F and its partners are doing and provide comments and suggestions on what more we can do,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, Committee Chair.

H&F’s VAWG services include integrated support provided by the Angelou Partnership and a coordination service provided by Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV).

The Angelou Partnership can help with:

  • Sexual violence or abuse, including rape and child exploitation
  • Domestic abuse, this includes familial as well as partner relations
  • Stalking and harassment
  • Harmful practices, such as FGM and honour-based violence
  • Faith-based violence
  • Support tailored to specific backgrounds and needs, such as ethnicity and sexual orientation

A court ruling earlier this month led to the first European Protection Order (EPO) being obtained by H&F Council at the Specialist Domestic Abuse Court for one its domestic abuse cases.

This is the first time such an order has been granted in England and Wales and means the bail conditions or conditions of a restraining order can travel with the victim if they move to live in another European state, meaning they remain protected after leaving England.

A full agenda for the PAC committee will be available online the week before the meeting.

The meeting will take place at 7pm in the Small Hall, Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0JU.

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