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Have Your Say: Survey to investigate safety of women and girls in Brighton & Hove

Graham Robson January 11, 2022

Brighton & Hove City Council is carrying out a survey investigating how safe all women and girls feel in Brighton & Hove.

The Council would like to find out about any experiences of violence against women and girls in the city and views on the support received.

Responses will inform the development of a new Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy for the city, looking at how all services work together to make Brighton & Hove safe for everyone. This follows the launch of the new national Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy in July last year, which includes a strong emphasis on safety in public spaces.

The VAWG strategy will also sit beside the new Sussex-wide domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy, setting out how BHCC improves the support available to survivors of domestic abuse and their children in refuges and other safe accommodation.

The domestic abuse accommodation and support strategy is being finalised following the completion of the consultation in December, and will be discussed at the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture committee on January 13, 2022.

The survey is focussed on the experiences of anyone – men, boys, women, girls – over the age of 16 and it is open till Sunday, February 20.

Take part in the Violence Against Women and Girls online survey