VAWG Research

As part of our Safer Streets campaign, University West of England are carrying research for the Community Safety Partnerships, across North Somerset and Somerset regarding violence against women and girls (VAWG) to understanding what the experiences and impact of sexual assaults and harassment in public spaces are for women across North Somerset and Somerset and hearing their voice on prevention and change.

This research will be carried out from 4 January-30 March and will include a review of existing available data; including information on VAWG occurrences, a consultation with groups and professionals to understand more about the cause and effect of VAWG crimes in the community and engagement with women to help inform what approach and messages they think services should use to help prevent fear of violence and actual violence against women and girls on the streets.

As part of the research we are interested to hear from any partners who have example of good practice examples of making public spaces safer for women, or have already gained women’s view of Violence Against Women and Girls crimes in the North Somerset or Somerset area. 

We are also interested in hearing from any women’s groups in the area who have an interest in this subject. If you would like to get in touch, please use the contact details below.

Safer Streets Team

Safer Communities Service, North Somerset Council, Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 1UJ,