St Albans Museum + Gallery hosted a number of local dignitaries to share how Hertfordshire Police are working towards ending violence against women and girls.
Chief Constable Charlie Hall was joined by the Mayor of the City and District of St Albans councillor Anthony Rowlands, High Sheriff Liz Green, and Bishop of St Albans Alan Smith, who all spoke at the Soroptimist International St Albans and District Orange the World event on November 27.
The event was organised during 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, also known as Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).
Chief Constable Hall said: “The pledge to end violence against women and girls by 2030 is an ambitious one, but one we can achieve together, and we should all actively strive to do so.
“Hertfordshire Constabulary is determined to eradicate violence against women and girls. We are supported in this mission by the national VAWG action plan, which we have based our VAWG strategy in Hertfordshire on with prevention at the heart of everything we do.”
The constabulary’s strategy to tackle violence against women is to tackle perpetrators and work with partners to improve safety in public spaces and support victims.
Buildings including Hatfield Police Station and the Museum + Gallery have been lit orange as part of the United Nations Orange the World campaign to end violence against women and girls, which continued until Human Rights Day on December 10.
St Albans Soroptimist Ameeta Sabharwal led the event and said: “It was wonderful that Herts Police and so many other organisations have embraced the campaign to end gender-based violence.”
Photo credit: High Sheriff of Hertfordshire