Violence against women and girls

The appalling murders of Sarah Everard, Zara Aleena, Sabrina Nessa, Bibba Henry, Nicole Smallman and others just over the last few years have only highlighted that sexual violence, harassment and domestic abuse remain at endemic levels within modern society.

National crime statistics in the UK show that on average one woman is killed my a man every three days.  ONS reported in 2021 that 618,000 women were victims of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault by a man that year alone.  YouGov’s national survey on behalf of UN Women UK showed that 71% of women of all ages have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public spaces, rising to 86% in the 18-24 year old age group.  A recent OFSTED review into sexual harassment in schools has found that the issue has become ‘normalise’ for children and young people.

We believe that male violence against women and girls is part of a broader misogynistic culture in society and that more focus should be placed on changing men’s behaviour that on women taking action themselves. 

Violence against women and girls

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