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Event Summary

Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) remains far too prevalent in today’s society. This includes rape, stalking, domestic abuse, honour-based violence, FGM, forced marriage, honour killings, revenge porn, spiking, up-skirting and many others.

Westminster Insight’s second annual Violence Against Women and Girls Digital Conference brings together national and local agencies working together to raise awareness of VAWG and robustly pursue perpetrators and support victims and survivors through multi-agency approaches.

Focusing on prevention, prosecution and support for victims, hear the latest best practice from across the police and criminal justice system. Gain insights from local authorities working with the night-time economy, education, charities and more.

We will also explore the recent guidance on improving recording and analysis of police misconduct and complaints data. With a number of complaints alleging poor police response or misconduct in cases of crime against women and girls and a recently published report into police perpetrated violence, immediate action is required to transform the culture of policing.

Join  us online for an update on the latest funding, policy and best practice.

Key Points

  • Learn more about the cross-Government VAWG Strategy – monitoring and enforcing funding  to achieve long term change
  • An update on the Domestic Abuse Act, Rape Review, Victims Bill
  • Discover a whole-area approach to creating safer streets for women
  • Explore a public health approach to tackling VAWG with prevention at its heart and enhanced focus on education
  • Learn how to improve outcomes for victims of stalking and tackle harmful behaviour
  • Examine recommendations from the Review on police-perpetrated violence against women and girls and implement the new guidance and training
  • Participate in a discussion on effective victim support for all survivors including housing support
  • Hear from the Department for Education Spiking Working Group on tackling spiking and discover their ground-breaking approach to stamp out spiking in the night-time economy
  • Explore London’s first nationally accredited local authority-led offender intervention programme supporting a long-term behavioural change