Violence against women and girls is under-reported yet can be very common. It is both a form of discrimination and violation of human rights and includes the following:
- Domestic violence and abuse
- Coercive and controlling behaviour
- Sexual violence including rape
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Forced marriage
- Crimes in the name of 'honour'
- Prostitution and trafficking
- Sexual exploitation
- Girls and gang violence
Violence Against Women and Girls public space consultation
Help us make people, and especially women and girls, feel safe in our District by answering our short survey about safety in public areas.
In an emergency
if you feel unsafe in a public place or in the home and fear harm from a family member or a stranger, get somewhere safe and call the Police straight away on 999.
Report a public place that feels unsafe
StreetSafe is a Kent Police service to report places where you feel unsafe. This could be an issue with the environment e.g. street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism, or because of certain behaviours e.g. being followed or verbally abused.
We are working with Cobra Defence London to deliver workshops in the District. Please email email@example.com for details of the next courses.
We provide free panic alarms to all women and girls. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your postal address.
Support for anyone who has experienced harassment and abuse from a partner, an ex-partner or family member.
Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service
Support for anyone who has experienced harassment in a public space.
Rape and sexual assault
Support for anyone who has experienced a sexual assault.
Advice for anyone concerned about stalking.