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Harrow’s new initiative: Ensuring safety for women and girls

In an effort to create a safer environment for women and girls in Harrow, the council has intensified its campaign against Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

Building on their commitment to make Harrow a secure place for everyone, whether at home or out and about, the council has provided updated info about the initiative. As part of this ongoing campaign, they have migrated their survey, aimed at identifying vulnerable areas and instances of threatening behavior, to a user-friendly online platform.

Residents can actively participate in shaping the safety landscape of their community by accessing the survey online.

If you live, work, study or socialise in Harrow, you can have a say in what areas make you feel safe or unsafe. While mainly asking for the experience of women and girls, the survey welcomes the views of all genders.

Councillor Anjana Patel, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Community Safety, said: “No one should be made to feel unsafe on our streets at any time of the day.

“That’s why I want to hear from the community on what we can do to help make you feel safe. Maybe this means improvements to street lighting, more CCTV cameras, or better signage.

“By collecting data on safety in public spaces from as many people as possible, we can create a constructive, community collaboration on improving spaces for women and girls – and everyone.

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“We know that feeling safe can be influenced by many factors, including age, gender expression, race, ethnicity, visible religious affiliation, and expression of sexuality, as well as how dark it is and how many people are outside.

“We just need your help to better understand exactly what it’s like for people in our borough.

“I encourage as many people as possible to take part and have a role in helping to make Harrow’s streets safer.”