Do you feel safe on Rugby's streets? Women and girls are being encouraged to share their experiences in a new survey

'We want to do what we can to make sure these incidents do not become normalised, accepted or excused' said Rugby Borough Council

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 9:56 am

Women and girls in Rugby are being encouraged to share their experiences of harassment and unwanted attention, as part of a survey aimed at making Rugby’s streets safer.

The Rugby Borough Council-led survey also aims to find out how safe women and girls feel, and where they feel less safe.

Cllr Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council cabinet member for communities, homes, digital and communications, said: “We have been concerned and saddened to see reports of incidents of harassment that have happened in Rugby, and we want to do what we can to make sure these incidents do not become normalised, accepted or excused.

Women and girls in Rugby are being encouraged to share their experiences of harassment and unwanted attention, as part of a survey aimed at making Rugby’s streets safer.

"Above all, we want women and girls to feel safe to go about their lives as they please.

“The more women and girls feel able to tell us about what happened, the more we will be able to understand the issues they face. Ultimately, we want to gather evidence that will help us take steps that will stop harassment, unwanted attention and violence from happening in future.”

The survey is open to any woman or girl aged 11 or older who lives, works or studies in the borough of Rugby. The survey takes only a few minutes to complete and can be found at www.rugby.gov.uk/saferstreets

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