The End Violence Against Women Coalition is independent of government and uses a strong feminist voice to campaign for change. Current campaigns include:
EVAW members are lobbying candidates in the English local elections to protect our services and make our schools safe 4 girls...
One in three girls say they experience 'groping' or unwanted sexual touching at school in the UK. Our campaign asks parents and students to talk to local schools about these issues and the Government to act, for example by making it compulsory for schools to address violence against women and girls through compulsory Sex and Relationships Education.
We our members Eaves, Equality Now & Object we gave evidence at the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics and practices and published a short report investigating media sexism. We continue to press those who will determine the shape of the new press regime to ensure that there is a robust complaints menchanism that works for women.
We are supporting our member Rape Crisis South London in their campaign to criminalise the possession of 'rape pornography'. In July 2012 the Prime Minister said he would amend the extreme pornography legislation to do so.
This includes our work supporting members to lobby candidates in the November 2012 Police & Crime Commissioner elections and links to some excellent resources on the powers of the PCCs.
EVAW was set up in 2005 to campaign for government to take a more strategic approach to ending violence against women. With our members we have successfully campaigned for VAWG strategies in Westminster, London, Wales and many local areas. We continue to lobby for the roll out of this work.
In 2013 we worked with our members Imkaan and Object and some angry young women to draw attention to racist-sexist music videos and to call on the music industry and regulators to take action.