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27th Oct, 2021

Women and girls in Rugby encouraged to share experiences of harassment and unwanted attention

WOMEN and girls in Rugby are being encouraged to share their experiences of harassment and unwanted attention, in a Rugby Borough Council-led survey aimed at making Rugby’s streets safer.

The survey also aims to find out how safe women and girls feel, and where they feel less safe.

Coun Emma Crane, the council’s spokeswoman 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.

“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, which takes only a few minutes to complete, is open to any woman or girl age 11 or older who lives, works or studies in the borough of Rugby.

Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/saferstreets to take part.

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