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Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

VAWG Partnership logo"We must all be prepared, on a partnership basis, to prioritise tackling violence against women and girls; one of the key priorities in my Police and Crime Plan and the focus of the work outlined here.  This is not something the police and other agencies can solve on their own, misogyny has been ingrained in our culture for centuries and it requires a fundamental shift in societal attitudes and education so that we all actively ensure future generations are raised to treat women with respect and understand fully what it means to be part of a healthy, consensual relationship.   

"We need women and girls to be safe and feel safe and listened to in coming forward to report abuse and we need our criminal justice system to work effectively for everyone.

"There is already good work happening across our area, but there is much more still to do, collectively we can all take action to address the issue of male violence, let’s not waste this opportunity."

Jonathan Evison - Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside

Understanding Violence Against Women and Girls in the Humber Area - June 2022

This report was commissioned by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in order to better understand the scale and impact of violence disproportionately affecting women and girls locally. Using an adapted national survey the VictimFocus team analysed the responses of over 1600 women and girls aged 16+ living in the Humber area. It is hoped that the findings in this report may be utilised by partners to help address Violence Against Women and Girls.

Click here to read the report

Other resources

Violence Against Women and Girls - Bystander Briefing October 2022

This paper highlights key points and resources for implementing a Bystander campaign focused on tackling violence against women and girls in an educational setting (aged 16+)

University of Hull - Step Up Campaign

Campaign website

Download campaign image files  
Harassment - The Victim's Voice video

Watch again - Online partnership launch of the Step Up Campaign 



OPCC/Safer Hull 'Great Nights Out'

Professor Simon Green and Dr Nicola O’Leary, two leading victimologists based at the University of Hull, talk to bar and door staff across the city about how we can all work together to ensure women and girls are protected in the night time economy.  With growing concerns about spiking drinks and syringing women, they have teamed up with Safer Hull and the Police and Crime Commissioner to help ensure we can all enjoy ‘Great Nights Out’ together.  Their presentation explores the reasons behind why we all have a responsibility to look out for each other when we’re enjoying a few drinks over Christmas.

Watch again - Great Nights Out presentation 



News Updates

November 2021 - PCC Team Supports the White Ribbon Campaign

November 2021 - Partnership Statement of Intent 

Support and Advice

You Are Not Alone - Help if you are affected by Domestic Abuse

Help to Stop - If you are concerned about your own behaviour 

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