End violence against women and girls

This page introduces our campaign work to end violence against women and girls.


We have a zero-tolerance approach to street-based or home-based violence and abuse.

We’ll listen to those affected by abuse, help keep people safe and help get justice for those that have been a victim.

As part of the UN’s worldwide campaign – 16 days of activism to end gender-based violence – we put on annual events in November and December and share information to help end violence against women and girls in the borough.

Why ending violence against women and girls is important – the statistics

Ways you can get involved

  • share our tweets and Facebook posts on your own channels to amplify messaging
  • if you’re a business or community group, download the posters to display in your establishment or order leaflets by emailing press@hackney.gov.uk
  • if you witness abusive behaviour intervene where safe to do so, or in an emergency call the police on 999
  • register your interest in becoming a male ally to women and girls and receive training
  • download the campaign materials to display in your palace or work or business

Ending domestic abuse

We campaign and work with partner agencies across Hackney to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

If you are experiencing domestic abuse, think you might be hurting someone, visit our domestic abuse support page for more information.

Posters – hackney violence against women and girls

If you want to display the posters in your agency you can download them or you can request printed copies from us. To request a printed copy, email the Domestic Abuse Intervention Service via dais@hackney.gov.uk.

Street-based harassment – what to do

In an emergency always call the police on 999, or report a non-emergency incident to the police on 101.

If the incident was on public transport you can contact the British Transport Police by calling or texting 61016.

You can also report anti-social behaviour in parks and on the streets to the Council by emailing asbteam@hackney.gov.uk or calling 020 8356 3310.

Female genital mutilation (FGM)

The City and Hackney FGM protocol provides agencies with information on how to safeguard women and girls who are at risk of FGM or have undergone FGM. It sets out how agencies should respond and provides useful information and resources.

See City and Hackney Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) protocol (google doc).

See Female Genital Mutilation report for Hackney 2018 to 2023 (PDF 6.5mb)

To find out more about FGM, visit City of London & Hackney Safeguarding Children Board’s FGM.

If you are worried a child is at risk contact the police on 999 if it is urgent or our children’s social care team:

Eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) Hackney Strategy 2022 to 2025

Page updated on: 30 January 2024