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Making Ealing safer for women and girls

Following the recent tragic deaths of four women who were murdered in public spaces, the Safer Ealing Partnership (SEP) has launched a listening exercise that aims to gain an understanding of the experiences and perceptions of women across the borough in public spaces.

The SEP consists of the chief executive of the council and the cabinet member for tackling inequality and senior executives from partner agencies including social care and public health. The partnership’s representation is made up of the Fire Brigade, Police, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), probation, drugs and alcohol teams, as well as representatives from the voluntary and community sector.

Women and girls who live, work and travel in Ealing are invited and encouraged to give their views on a borough-wide listening exercise called ‘A Safer Ealing for Women’. The exercise is designed to capture the views around women’s safety as well as any experiences or encounters with offensive behaviour from women and girls who live, work and travel in and around Ealing.

A Safer Ealing for Women has a number of initiatives including an anonymous survey with interactive map and focus groups where these issues will be discussed in greater depth. This will ensure that the partnership has a true reflection of the thoughts and feelings of women and girls across the borough. We are encouraging as many people as possible to undertake and share the survey with their colleagues, friends and families, so that we can gather a meaningful insight into the experiences of victims of domestic violence and abuse.

The online survey and map will be live until 4 February. The responses will be used to help inform SEP’s violence against women and girls strategy, due to be published next year.

Fighting inequality is one of the council’s three priorities. Working with the SEP to make the borough safer for women and girls is one of the ways that the council is looking to achieve this goal.

For more information around the listening exercise please visit https://www.givemyview.com/saferforwomen.

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