Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Making our streets safe for women and girls

On Monday evening, the Prime Minister chaired the Criminal Justice Taskforce setting out the immediate steps we are taking to provide further reassurance for women and girls – taking action to ensure they feel safe on our streets.

  • The horrific case of Sarah Everard has unleashed a wave of feeling about women not feeling safe at night. We must do everything we can to ensure our streets are safe.
     
  • Alongside bringing in landmark legislation to toughen up sentences and putting more police on the streets, we are taking immediate steps to ensure women have the protections they need to feel safe again. These new measures include doubling the investment in our Safer Streets fund to £45m in order to provide better lighting and the greater use of CCTV in parks – protecting women and making sure they feel safe walking through our towns and cities.
     
  • Ultimately, we must drive out violence against women and girls and make every part of the criminal justice system work to better protect and defend them.

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