London TravelWatch comment on the new Government strategy to tackle violence against women and girls

21 July 2021

Responding to the news that the Government is proposing a number of measures to tackle violence against women and girls in a new strategy with a national policy lead and two public transport safety champions, London TravelWatch Director, Emma Gibson commented:

Our research released this week, shows that women feel particularly vulnerable when travelling at night; they don’t think the police are there to tackle sexual harassment; half don’t think it is straightforward to report a crime; and bystanders want more guidance in how to help. But 80% said they would use an app to report an incident so we’re pleased to see this idea echoing what our research said. We’d now like to see the Mayor of London build on his Women’s Night Safety Charter with a new strategy for night-time safety that includes the transport network.’

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