Commissioner supports campaign to protect women and girls from harassment and abuse
Crimestoppers has launched a campaign which is raising awareness of what violence against women and girls is, and how we all have the power to stop it.
A major new survey and report, commissioned by Crimestoppers, has revealed that one in six children face unwanted sexual harassment in public from the age of 10.
The new campaign aims to inform and educate through the results of the survey, and to drive people to report what they know about the criminals behind sexual harassment by using our unique anonymous reporting service.
Tackling violence against women and girls is a key priority for Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. He said:
“Male violence against women is not acceptable in any circumstances, and it is up to me as a man in a leading position in society to step forward and condemn it, and to call on all men to step forward and not tolerate it.
“We will give a voice to those who need protection, support the vulnerable and reduce the number of people who become a victim of crime in their communities or their homes. By using this anonymous service, we can stop thousands of crimes and make Essex a safer place for everyone.”
Everyone has the right to feel safe from crime, wherever they live, wherever they work, for ourselves and all those we care about. But sometimes people might be worried about a crime, or something that’s wrong, and want to pass on information.
Crimestoppers gives people the power to speak up and stop crime, 100% anonymously. By phone and online, 24/7, 365 days a year. No police contact. No witness statements. No courts.
If you know someone who is involved in any criminal aspect of sexual harassment, please use this link and report it anonymously: Give information | Crimestoppers (crimestoppers-uk.org)