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Avon and Somerset Police will be joined by a range of organizations to pledge a safer future for women and girls. The force will meet with MPs, local authorities and businesses from across the region at a summit tomorrow (6 May).

The group of local representatives, known as Enough: Be Part of the Change, plans to agree on an action plan focused on ending violence against women and girls.

Organisations, businesses and individuals in Avon and Somerset will be asked to commit to working together across political, public and third sector boundaries.

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Six working groups were created to compile the action. They are:

Criminal Justice – Police and CPS Media, Culture and Sport Places – Safe Space in our Cities, Towns and Villages Transport Children and Youth Workplace – creating a safe place for women in the workplace

The groups will produce a series of agreements detailing the priorities for achieving the summit vision.

Sarah Crew, Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, said: ‘In October 2021, and in response to the high profile murders of Sarah Everard and Sabina Nessa, and closer scrutiny of the Government’s response and police at the VAWG, the Police and Crime Commissioner and I have written to a number of stakeholders in Avon and Somerset proposing a strategic summit.

“We received an enthusiastic response and a clear desire to put in place a tangible action plan that would begin to bring about real change, making a difference in the lives of women and girls, now and in the future.

“Work has been underway over the past few months with sub-group meetings to define their commitments, and we look forward to meeting to discuss this and agree a way forward.

“We firmly believe that now is the time to make not only commitments, but also demonstrable changes. Our communities need to know that we are united in our desire to solve this problem.

You can follow the summit throughout the day via the @ASPoliceLive Twitter page.

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