Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy 2023-26

When elected Mayor of Liverpool, Joanne Anderson pledged to work collaboratively with city-wide stakeholders to deliver a three-year strategy to transform the way Liverpool City Council responds to violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Launching January 2023, Liverpool City Council’s first ever VAWG strategy will run until January 2026. It follows three stages of rigorous consultation to engage various sectors and social groups across Liverpool, including young girls and students who shared their experiences in and out of school, as well as specialist organisations involved in supporting those affected.

As a result, five ambitions and priorities have been identified and will each endorse a preventative approach:

  • Response to victims and survivors
  • Response to perpetrators
  • Sustainable funding
  • Changing the narrative
  • Governance and accountability

In addition to the consultation and development of the strategy, £846,000 funding has been secured via Safer Streets to improve safety and reduce fear of crime in the night-time economy.