Women’s Night Safety Charter

Following the growing national conversation around what the public can do to increase women’s safety, people and organisations want to take steps to be able to address the prevalence of unwanted and aggressive behaviours such as harassment that underly the broader cycle of violence against women and girls. Londoners have asked the Night Czar to prioritise women’s safety. That’s why the Mayor has created WNSC: to make London a city where all women feel confident and welcome at night.

The charter is 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.

The Charter

To support the WNSC, any organisations that operates at night can sign-up to these 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 work places to make them safer for women at night

The Mayor has also invested over £100,000 to develop new training, resources and best practice sharing events to help signatories make progress on meeting the pledges.

 We currently have WNSC Champion and bystander training available for you to sign up via our website. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up to the
WNSC charter now.

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