Following the killing of Sarah Everard, Priti Patel has promised additional funding to support a project to make public spaces safer for women.
The government has pledged an additional £ 25m to invest in the Safer Streets Fund, focusing on its commitment to violence against women and girls.
Interior Minister Priti Patel said:
“Therefore, earlier this year, we were informed by the largest public inquiry in women and girls’ history on this issue and launched a strategy to combat violence against women and girls.
“As part of this, the £ 25m Safer Streets Fund will invest in security initiatives across the country that women and girls find most dangerous.”
The statement added that intergovernmental funding for actions to combat violence against women and girls has more than tripled compared to the other two years.
However, disability journalist Faith Martin, 20, Me: “One-tenth of UK shelters do not have facilities to support women with disabilities who are experiencing sexual or domestic violence.
“Women with disabilities are often told that we do not need to include women in conversations about male violence because we are treated as children rather than women.”
She believes that money is “not enough for a grand plan of things,” given various areas such as access to public transport.
She adds that women with disabilities are twice as likely to be sexually assaulted, but “no one admits us or not all safety advice helps us.” ..
Correspondingly, the government spokesperson Me: “This fund is specifically focused on improving the safety and security of women and girls in public, but because it is known to have experienced high levels of crime such as harassment. This funding is expected to improve the security of public places. All. “
The £ 25m investment is part of the Safer Streets Fund, and the government has 70 million to support the England and Wales region to introduce initiatives aimed at stopping crime in the first place. I promise pounds.
Talk to Me, Rie Peason, 56, Author I’m sorry, Said: “That’s not enough. We need to focus on tackling violent men. We are taught boys to respect others, girls help their self-esteem, and abuse from the beginning. I need an educational program that teaches me not to accept.
“Public spending on UK police services increased to £ 21.49 billion in 2020/21, so it’s not far enough to deal with the problem,” she said.
Pearson questioned what the government meant by “making the streets safer,” adding: Education is where we need it. “
The government added that there is evidence of how streetlights can improve public safety and prevent crime.
A spokeswoman added: “With this funding, bidders are now proposing innovative solutions to improve public safety beyond measures such as streetlights and CCTV. This encourages a change in attitude. And may include training aimed at raising awareness. “
Hannah Shewan Stevens, 27, a freelance journalist, said:
“But this money is essentially meaningless unless we address the root cause of the problem of male violence,” Stevens added. “This money will be better invested in retraining the police who made it possible to kill one of them by not disciplining him or removing him from the unit.”