Lambeth works in partnership with a number of local organisations providing support to people experiencing gender-based violence.
Work is currently under way to refresh the Safer Lambeth Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy, first launched in 2011 to provide a joined up response to those experiencing gender-based violence in all its forms.
We will use feedback from the consultation to update the strategy. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is abuse that is targeted at women or girls because of their gender. It affects women and girls disproportionately but men and boys can be abused too. It includes:
- Domestic violence
- Sexual violence
- Forced marriage
- “Honour-based” violence
- Trafficking for sexual exploitation
- Female Genital Mutilation
- Stalking/ Harassment
We want to hear from you if you have experienced any form of gender-based violence or if you are a professional providing services in Lambeth.
You can let us know your views by completing an online questionnaire. Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available on request using the contact details provided.
Two questionnaires are available - a questionnaire for people who have experience of gender-based violence and a questionnaire for professionals. You do not need to put your name on the questionnaire, so please feel free to be as honest as you can, and tell us what you really think.
Your contribution will help us to ensure Lambeth has the right services in place to meet the needs of people experiencing gender-based violence, so please do take a few minutes to give us your views. The updated Safer Lambeth Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy will be published later in the year.
If you need help or advice because you are currently experiencing gender-based violence, you can contact the Gaia centre in Lambeth on 020 7733 8724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.