Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy

Closes 20 Jun 2021

Opened 6 May 2021

Overview

The Councils (Kensington and Chelsea Council and Westminster City Council) are seeking the views of those who live, work and study in the two boroughs, to inform the development of the next Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. The survey should take no more than five minutes.

Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) is the umbrella term used to describe a range of violent and abusive acts and behaviours, including:

  • domestic abuse (including coercive control)
  • rape and sexual violence
  • female genital mutilation
  • forced marriage
  • crimes in the name of 'honour'
  • sexual harassment
  • stalking
  • trafficking
  • prostitution/sexual exploitation

Everyone aged 16 or over is welcome to contribute to this survey and you do not have to have personally experienced violence or abuse to take part. Anyone can experience violence against women and girls, regardless of their sex, age, race, gender, class, culture, sexuality or religion. However, the term ‘VAWG’ is used to reflect that gender based violence is predominately a pattern of behaviour perpetrated by men against women.

More information on violence against women and girls and how to access support can be found on the Kensington and Chelsea website and on the Westiminster City Council websiteIf you need support or are worried about someone experiencing violence against women and girls, please call 999 in an emergency.

This survey will run for a period of six weeks, and will close on Sunday 20 June 2021 – your participation in this consultation is voluntary. Should you choose to respond, information about how your data will be processed can be found at the end of the survey.

If you have any queries, or would like to request a survey in paper, translated into another language or provided in any other accessible format, you can speak with a member of the Community Safety Team by phone or email using the contact details provided in the Contact section of this page.

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