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Reframe the night
We’re working in partnership with the City of London Corporation and Good Night Out to raise awareness of sexual harassment and abuse in the night-time economy.
Our #ReframeTheNight campaign aims to drive behaviour change around how people are treated on nights out, through challenging myths and stereotypes around sexual harassment in the night time economy.
Challenging the common myths
We want to challenge people to ‘reframe’ the common misperceptions and myths that are so regularly used when talking about sexual harassment. The campaign is aimed at everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality while recognising that sexual harassment and abuse is mainly experienced by women.
The campaign’s messaging has been developed by Good Night Out, drawing on their extensive research and experience on tackling sexual harassment in the night time economy. Good Night Out will also be providing accredited training and a toolkit for Hackney licensees on how to respond to and prevent sexual harassment in night time spaces.
Public facing campaigns, including Reframe the Night, and licensee training and resources are being delivered under Hackney Nights, the Council’s new charter for night time safety. These are just some of the initiatives funded by Hackney’s Late Night Levy, which is paid for by local late night licensed venues to contribute towards policing and the management of night time economy areas.
The activities under the Charter will take place alongside additional police presence on the ground, which is also funded by the Late Night Levy, to ensure that our local residents, visitors and licensees are protected from antisocial behaviour and crime.
Other initiatives funded by the Late Night Levy include the ongoing Operation Lagana, which has seen the Council work with the police to promote a safer night time economy and protect local residents and visitors from crime and antisocial behaviour, a pilot radio scheme in Stoke Newington and additional CCTV support.
How to get support
If you, or someone that you know, has been affected by sexual harassment or abuse there is support available in Hackney or an area convenient for you:
- if an incident has occurred, you can call 999 or 101 to speak to the police.
- you can also contact Victim Support, who offer free, confidential advice for those who have been affected by sexual harassment – you can call their free helpline on 0808 1689 111.