Team Lopez – The views of women and girls across Hornchurch and Upminster are being sought to help shape government strategy to tackle violence and abuse.
The Government is updating the Violence Against Women and Girls strategy and has launched a nationwide “Call for Evidence”. This will ensure those who have lived with abuse and violence, or been touched by the experience of others, are at the heart of plans to stop these harmful crimes. The Call to Evidence runs until February 19.
The government has already taken a number of important steps in this area, including strengthening the law on crimes such as stalking, forced marriage and female genital mutilation, but there is more to do.
There have already been many responses, shining a sobering light on the prevalence of gender-based violence in our society. This information is absolutely invaluable in shaping the most effective policy to fight the scourge of Violence Against Women and Girls.
That is why Julia is urging those constituents who have direct and indirect experiences or views, to come forward in the final few weeks of the government’s Call for Evidence, and to take part in the anonymous survey.
It is really important. Frontline professionals and academics, victims and survivors, their families, friends and members of the public in Hornchurch and Upminster are all able participate in by completing the public survey – https://surveys.ipsosinteractive.com/mriweb/mriweb.dll