Women's Night Safety Charter
On December 23rd, Newham Council in partnership with the MET Police launched their Women's Night Safety Charter which is a great initiative aimed at making women feel safe across London. The great news is, the amazing team within our existing Business Crime Reduction Partnership have been appointed as a key partner to deliver the charter through the work they already do with our business community.
London is a safe city, but too many women feel unsafe when travelling, working or going out at night. That's why the Mayor has created this charter: to make London a city where all women feel confident and welcome at night. The charter is part of the Mayor’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and London’s commitment to the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces global initiative.
To support the Women's Night Safety Charter, organisations will be asked to make some simple pledges:
- Nominate a champion in your organisation who actively promotes women’s night safety
- Demonstrate to staff and customers that your organisation takes women’s safety at night seriously, for example through a communications campaign
- Remind customers and staff that London is safe, but tell them what to do if they experience harassment when working, going out or travelling
- Encourage reporting by victims and bystanders as part of your communications campaign
- Train staff to ensure that all women who report are believed
- Train staff to ensure that all reports are recorded and responded to
- Design your public spaces and work places to make them safer for women at night
All Stratford BID businesses are invited to sign up to the charter to show support and take further steps in ensuring the safety of the most vulnerable people across Stratford. Throughout the year, training and webinars will be delivered to upskill front line staff so that they feel confident when helping vulnerable people.
Register using the link below.