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Feeling safe on our streets: Why women are angry and what needs to change
March 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
The tragic death of Sarah Everard sparked an emotional response and launched a nationwide conversation about violence, abuse and harassment against women in the UK. Vigils took place across the country and on Clapham Common an event was heavily policed with the Metropolitan police commissioner, Cressida Dick, coming under attack on the night and in the days following.
According to a UN Women UK survey, 86% of women aged 18-24 have been sexually harassed, while 71% of women of all ages said they had experienced sexual harassment in public spaces. At the same time, rape convictions are at an all time low with just 2.6% of cases ending in conviction. Campaigners are asking the government to take action to tackle violence against women and girls, urging for a major public health campaign and long-term funding for the women’s sector.
Alexandra Topping, who has been covering this developing story for the Guardian, will chair a panel – including Jess Phillips MP, Andrea Simon, director of End Violence Against Women Coalition, and Dr Stephen Burrell of Durham University – to explore this urgent debate around women’s safety, women’s relationship with the police and prosecution service, and what the government needs to do to make a lasting change.
All profits from this event will be donated to relevant charities.
Running time: 60 minutes
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