A Government consultation exercise on violence against women and girls with a view to making new legislation, previously ran for 10 weeks from 12:15am on 10 December 2020 to 11:45pm on 19 February 2021.
Now, following the public outcry by the public following the murder of Sarah Everard, the Government has been forced to re-open the public consultation until 26th March 2021.
This call for evidence has been reopened to reflect the recent public discussion about Violence Against Women and Girls to provide an additional opportunity to feed into the consultation.
It may be also worth noting that 'violence against women' occurred last weekend at the 'vigil and protest' held in London , as the police waited until dark to then physically disperse women and girls at the event. Captured by those attending using their mobile phones, the incident would have been very unlikely to have been reported in the media without this vital action by those seeing such violence metered out by the police.
The consultation takes the form of an on-line questionnaire, or via respondents sending their opinions via email or via post.
You can go to the Gov.UK website for further information and in order to be involved in the consultation, by clicking on the pic above right.
Source: Gov.UK / End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW)