At the beginning of 2018 the government launched an inquiry in the sexual harassment in the public places. This is alongside recent attempts to introduce new legislation to criminalise certain activities such as ‘up skirting’. To effectively tackle this issue, it is important to understand the scope of harassment towards women and girls and discover how it can also be prevented to begin with.
Join Westminster Briefing on the 7th November and hear how agencies can ensure that public spaces are safer for women and girls. Learn what the latest measures to be taken are and develop your own strategies based from best practice case studies to tackle the problem head-on.
Key issues to be addressed:
- The scale and impact of sexual harassment and violence on women and girls
- What are the effects on wider society?
- How has the #MeToo movement made an impact on the awareness of this issue
- Current and future legislation: how it will bring more perpetrators to justice
- Current methods to prevent and respond to sexual harassment
- Removing blame culture and changing attitudes to gender equality
- The role of social media platforms and online harassment
- What interventions are available?
- Providing adequate support for victims
- Innovative thinking about tackling sexual harassment in the public realm
- Partnership working between police, local authorities and other bodies to create a collaborative approach
About the day:
The morning session will focus on the current landscape and what is currently being done to prevent sexual harassment and violence against women and girls.
Delegates in the afternoon session will explore best practice as well as potentially innovative ways of reducing the risk to females in public spaces.
Morning refreshments will be served upon arrival with a networking lunch to follow. Any special needs or dietary requirements should be notified to us upon booking.
The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available confirming your attendance.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657
To discuss speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who Should Attend?
Delegates will be drawn from across public services involved in preventing sexual harassment including representatives from; police, local authorities, central government, charities and other agencies responsible for tackling this issue.