End violence against women and girls
This page introduces our campaign work to end violence against women and girls.
On this page:
- Why ending violence against women and girls is important - the statistics
- Ways you can get involved
- Ending domestic abuse
- Posters - hackney violence against women and girls
- Street-based harassment - what to do
- Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
- Eliminating violence against women and girls (VAWG) Hackney Strategy 2022-2025
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.
- in the UK, 1,425 women were killed by men in the 10 years to 2018, which is around one killing every 3 days
- in the year ending March 2020 an estimated that 4.9 million women had been victims of sexual assault in their lifetimes
- 7 out of 10 women have experienced some form of sexual harassment in public
- 1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse during their lifetime
- in Hackney around 20 per cent of all high-risk domestic abuse involves adult sons abusing their mothers
- in the past 10 years out of all killings, more than 9 in 10 killers were men
- in the past year out of the total number of rapes, 98.5% of the rapists were identified as men
- 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 email@example.com
- 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
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.
- poster 1 – supporting domestic abuse victims / survivors (PDF 196kb)
- poster 2 – changing domestic abuse perpetrator behaviour (PDF 301kb)
- poster 3 – preventing public space abuse of women and girls (PDF 195kb)
- poster 4 – encouraging men and boys to keep women and girls safe in public (PDF 240kb)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or calling 020 8356 3310.
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.
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:
- see – If you’re worried about a child or young person
- telephone – 020 8356 5500
- email – firstname.lastname@example.org