About our campaign

About the Schools Safe 4 Girls campaign

EVAW's Schools Safe 4 Girls campaign was launched in 2012 just as the Savile revelations were breaking. The campaign, funded by Comic Relief, helps parents, students and local women’s groups to work with their schools to promote girls' safety. In the light of police figures showing more then 5,500 sexual offences were recorded in UK schools over the last three years, including 600 rapes, it is needed more than ever.

The campaign has helped create a huge shift across the political spectrum. Before the 2015 General Election, the Greens, Labour and the Liberal Democrats all expressed their committment to statutory Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) as part of Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education and Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is now considering the role of schools in tackling girl's safety.

What we are calling for:

  • Giving children the information they need about sexual consent and respectful relationships, including through compulsory SRE and ongoing teacher training as part of a 'whole school approach' to violence against women and girls
  • Long term investment in public campaigns to change harmful attitudes and behaviours, learning from the THINK! road safety campaign
  • Tackle misogynistic images of women in the media that condone and normalise abuse
  • A law to ensure that all survivors of abuse have specialist support, whether or not they report

The Schools Safe 4 Girls campaign pack can be requested by emailing admin@evaw.org.uk or downloaded below and includes:

Introduction to the campaign: 

Template letters: 

Factsheets and more background information: