Lib Dem councillors win vote committing the council to take more action to stop violence against women and girls

November 24, 2021 8:56 PM

A Lib Dem motion challenging Derby City Council to take more action on violence against women and girls was moved at the November full council meeting by Cllr Danielle Lind and second by Cllr Ruth Skelton

The motion call on Derby city council to

- Stand in solidarity with protestors who oppose violence against women and girls.
- Support the "Reclaim the Night Derby" march on 27th November.
- Work with schools and families to tackle toxic masculinity culture.
- Educate men through campaigns and bring in male allies.
- Work with Derbyshire Constabulary on improving women's safety in Derby.
- Call on Derbyshire Constabulary to prioritise investigating crimes against women and girls and ask them to ensure women are treated with the required sensitivity and feel comfortable reporting incidents.
- Call on Government to make street harassment a criminal offence and call for increased investment in the criminal justice system when it comes to violence against women and girls.
- Do all we can as a council and in our communities to champion the rights and entitlements of women and girls, and to tackle violence against them. This includes continuing to invest in vital services, listening and responding to women and girls about the action that is needed, and calling out misogyny and sexism where we see and hear it.

Cllr Lind Said "I am really pleased that the council has passed this motion tonight and I look forward to the council taking active role on this important issue. "