The Home Office has published the Tackling violence against women and girls strategy. Elements of the strategy relating to crime, policing and justice apply to England and Wales, while elements relating to health, social care, and education apply to England only. The strategy sets out the government’s plan to increase support for victims and survivors, increase the number of perpetrators brought to justice and to reduce the prevalence of violence against women and girls. Immediate steps to improve safety for women and girls include: a new national policing lead on violence against women and girls; a £5 Million ‘Safety of Women at Night’ Fund focussing on the prevention of violence against women and girls in public spaces at night; and appointing two Violence Against Women and Girls Transport Champions, to tackle the problems faced by female passengers on public transport.
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