CoLCPA announces strategy to prevent violence against women and girls

February 1, 2024



The City of London Crime Prevention Association (CoLCPA) has released a strategy to prevent violence against women and girls, along with a plan to combat domestic abuse.  

The initiative was jointly chaired by Lady Mayoress Elisabeth Mainelli and Don Randall MBE, Chairman CoLCPA, who lead the discussion into the ongoing work and the plan to seek additional support and commitments from businesses.  

One of the key points of discussion by the CEO Susan Bright of Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (EIDA) was the need for businesses to consider implementing a domestic abuse policy and becoming members of EIDA.  

Furthermore, the event served as a platform to review training and awareness programmes provided by the Safer Business Network (SBN) CEO Hannah Wadey, on initiatives such as ‘Asking for Angela’ and ‘Wave: To Become Safer Havens’, which is essential to provide a safe place where people can charge their phone, call a taxi or contact family or friends.  

Employees were also urged to download the Safer Haven app as a measure to promote safety within the City of London. 

Coming together to stop violence  

During the gathering, there was a resounding call to action for businesses to play a pivotal role in supporting the broader dissemination of information, connecting with their employees and raising awareness among the public.  

This call emphasised the vital role that businesses can play in creating safer environments and offering support to those impacted by violence. 

The Lady Mayoress who is the patron of Prevent VAWG & DA, in conjunction with the contributions made by all the participants, underscore the need for collaborative efforts in combating violence against women and girls.  

In attendance were representatives from Delinian, The Security Institute, EIDA, City Group Security, Safer Business Network, Simten Developments, Sir Kenneth Olisa, OBE from Restoration Partners, The Rt Revd. and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally, DBE Bishop of London, Goodenough College, Unispace, City of London Police, Barings, Cushman and Wakefield, Professor Katrin Kohl, City, University of London who all welcome the discussion and offered further support to Prevent Violence Against Women and Girls and Domestic Abuse.  

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