• Lead Member Trafford Council
  • Participating Members Cardiff Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), Kirklees Council, Liverpool City Council, Newcastle City Council, Newham, Trafford Council
  • Year 2023
  • Type Policy Labs

About the project

Women’s safety from male violence impacts all women’s lives with 97% of women aged 18 to 24 having experienced sexual harassment in public spaces and more than 70% of women of all ages having endured such behaviour.

This policy lab is focused on demonstrating innovative and co-operative models from places leading the way on tackling VAWG to share this learning with others.

Now 18 months on from the national TVAWG strategy, this is a key time to springboard off those projects that design creative interventions, challenge traditional approaches and seek to improve outcomes.

We want to collectively challenge the network and our partners on how we can share learning and expertise about tackling VAWG across the CCIN. This would happen through the identification and evaluation of best practice in Network Member areas and the hosting of learning events, visits and creation and use of communication tools to promote what works and share accessible materials including; videos, case studies, podcasts. Alongside skilling up, training and educating leads and partners across the Network on what they can do at a policy and practical level.

Network Member areas are already prioritising and funding a variety of activity to tackle VAWG, including those developed by the Safer Streets Fund alongside Local Authority and partner initiatives.

This proposal will use the insight of what models are working, exploring why this is successful, the impact this is having, the critical steps to make this happen and providing guidance on what others can do in their places.

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