Research shows that over 80% of young women have been sexually harassed or physically threatened in public places and that more than half of all women will be subject to domestic abuse or sexual violence in their lifetimes.
Given these startling statistics and following the horrendous murder of Sarah Everard, the government pledged to fund initiatives aimed at making our streets safer for women, girls and all vulnerable people.
In York and North Yorkshire, the Safer Streets scheme has been developed to do exactly this. Working with local businesses, Safer Streets will help communities identify and support those at risk from harassment and assault.
Businesses taking part in Safer Streets are committed to making sure their customers feel safe. They may be able to help you by;
IDAS is the largest specialist charity in Yorkshire supporting people affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.