We are proud to have joined up with 96 other specialist organisations to raise serious concerns about the current government’s response towards male violence.
Our organisations are at the frontline of responding to women and children experiencing violence against women and girls (VAWG). We are concerned that rather than providing the specialist support women and girls need, reforming the broken criminal justice response to these forms of violence and abuse, tackling intersecting layers of inequalities and delivering the societal shifts to end men’s violence altogether, the government’s recent response led with more funding to improve street lighting, cameras and placing plain clothes police officers in nightclubs. There is a serious disconnect between the reforms required to end men’s violence, and the announcements that followed a meeting of your Crime and Justice Taskforce and the punitive measures proposed as solutions in the Policing, Crime and Sentencing Bill.
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