Our impact

The EVAW Coalition was set up in 2005 to call for governments around the UK to take more strategic and coordinated action across all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG).

Already our successes include:

VAWG strategies published in Westminster, Wales, London and some local areas – we  published a series of powerful and comprehensive reports which have led to a major shift in public policy from a fractured focusing on single issues to a more strategic approach which prioritises prevention.

Campaigning for work in schools to prevent violence including our 2010 Yougov poll revealing high levels of sexual harassment in schools.

Exposing the postcode lottery of women's support services in the Map of Gaps campaign with the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry with our members Eaves, Object and Equality Now about media sexism, the objectification of women and the harmful impact of prejudicial reporting of VAWG. Media report here.

UK signing the European Convention on Violence Against Women. EVAW and our members lobbied hard for the UK to sign up to this critical, progressive new international treaty. It will make a real difference to the lives of millions of women and sets a new standard in protection for women and preventing violence.

Campaigning for London to be a global leader on women's safety including commitments to prevent Olympics-related sexual exploitation and a manifesto on women's safety during the London elections 2012.