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Security Company Supports Women’s Night Safety Charter

Security Company Supports Women’s Night Safety Charter
08 February 2023
 

A London-based security company is urging others to support the Women’s Night Safety Charter, to help make London a city where all women feel confident and welcome at night.

Pace Security is one of several London businesses to commit to supporting the charter.

It was launched in 2018 by the Deputy Mayor of Policing, Sophie Linden, and the Night Czar, Amy Lamé, as part of the Mayor’s Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy and London’s commitment to the UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces global initiative.

 

What Can London Businesses Do to Improve Safety for Women?

 

To support the Women's Night Safety Charter, all organisations that operate at night sign-up for some simple pledges:

 

  • Nominate a champion in your organisation who actively promotes women’s night safety.
  • Demonstrate to staff and customers that your organisation takes women’s safety at night seriously, for example through a communications campaign.
  • Remind customers and staff that London is safe, but tell them what to do if they experience harassment when working, going out or travelling.
  • Encourage reporting by victims and bystanders as part of your communications campaign.
  • Train staff to ensure that all women who report are believed.
  • Train staff to ensure that all reports are recorded and responded to.
  • Design your public spaces and workplaces to make them safer for women at night.

 

A spokesperson from the Employer’s Initiative on Domestic Abuse, a membership body that raises awareness of the role of the employer in preventing and recognising domestic abuse, commented: "At the Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA), we believe that we have the most impact when we come together as organisations to keep employees safe from abuse and harassment. 

“That's why we were delighted to hear about the many organisations signing the Women's Night Safety Charter and helping to make public spaces and workplaces safer for women at night in London."

 

Watch the Video

 


 

 

Safer Business Network has shared an animated video to provide more information about the charter.

 

Picture: a photograph of a person from behind looking out across the River Thames towards Tower Bridge. Image Credit: Unsplash

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 08 February 2023

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