Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is abuse that is targeted at women or girls because of their gender. It affects women and girls disproportionately, but men and boys can be abused too.VAWG includes:
- domestic violence
- sexual violence
- forced marriage
- ‘honour-based’ violence
- trafficking for sexual exploitation
- female genital mutilation
Lambeth works in partnership with a number of local organisations providing support to people experiencing gender-based violence.
We want to refresh our Safer Lambeth Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, which was first launched in 2011 to provide a joined up response to those experiencing gender-based violence in all its forms.
If you have accessed Lambeth services, or if you are a professional who comes into contact with people experiencing VAWG, we would very much like to hear from you. The consultation ends on Thursday 14 April 2016 and we’ll use your feedback to update the strategy.
You can let us know your views by completing an online questionnaire. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available on request using the contact details provided.