This information has been provided by the Home Office and is available at gov.uk/homeoffice/vawg-be-heard
We are seeking your views to help inform the development of the government’s next Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy. We are particularly keen to hear from people who may feel underrepresented in previous strategies or who feel their circumstances were not supported by existing services.
In addition to those with lived experiences of these issues, we are also seeking the views of those with expertise in working with victims and survivors, those involved in preventative activity, and those involved in providing services. This includes relevant professionals, such as those working in social care, education, law enforcement, local government, public health and healthcare.
Everyone aged 16 or over is welcome to contribute to the call for evidence, you do not have to have experienced violence or abuse to take part.
You can participate in the call for evidence by completing the public survey and the BSL translation of the survey is below.
Written or BSL video responses can also be submitted to VAWGStrategy2021@homeoffice.gov.uk
The survey is also available in an Easy Read survey here.
We also welcome additional submissions from academics and others who have interest and expertise in violence against women and girls. Written submissions can include the contribution of published data, research, and other reports of relevance to violence against women and girls. Further information on how to provide a written submission is available in the attachment ‘Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy 2021-2024: call for evidence’.
This call for evidence was reopened at 6pm on 12 March to further collect views from those with lived experience of, or views on, crimes considered as violence against women and girls. It is open to all genders. It previously ran for 10 weeks from 12:15am on 10 December 2020 to 11:45pm on 19 February 2021.
This consultation closes at