Mayor reinforces support for women and girls as new campaign launches
I am passionate about generating positive change in our society to ensure women and girls are no longer disproportionately affected by certain types of crime.
1st March 2022
The Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin has today (01/03) underlined her continued to commitment to women and girls as the Government launch a new, multi-year national communications campaign entitled ‘Enough’ to violence against women and girls.
Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin said:
“The fact that Government is now recognising the safety of women girls as a national priority and taking on board the necessary recommendations, is a step in the right direction.
“When I became Mayor early last year, I promised to put the safety of women and girls at the centre of my first Police and Crime Plan. That is exactly what I have done, and it launches officially next week.
“But we haven’t been sat on our hands up to now. We’ve taken huge strides in addressing violence against women and girls, by including the recording of instances of misogyny in West Yorkshire and co-ordinating a successful partnership bid for two ambitious projects that both improve safety in our parks and to challenge men around their behaviours.
“Later today (01/03) I will also award money under the “Mayor’s Safer Communities Fund” where local groups will receive up to £6000 each for community safety projects on themes including ‘keeping women and girls safe’.
“That fund adds up to over £200k invested in community solutions to the problems we face in our communities.
“I am passionate about generating positive change in our society to ensure women and girls are no longer disproportionately affected by certain types of crime, but we can only achieve our bold ambitions by working together.”