Housing repair service

We are running a reduced housing repairs service until Wednesday 29 May due to industrial action. We will deal with emergencies as normal but may contact you to reschedule pre-booked appointments.

What is violence against women and girls?

The United Nations defines Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) as:

"Any act of gender-based violence that is directed at a woman because she is a woman, or acts of violence which are suffered disproportionally by women, that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to a woman or girl, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or private life."

It refers to the following crime types:

  • domestic violence and abuse
  • sexual offences
  • stalking
  • female genital mutilation
  • crimes said to be committed in the name of 'honour'
  • forced marriage
  • prostitution
  • trafficking for sexual exploitation
  • exploitation of girls by gangs.

Support for violence against women and girls crimes

We have factsheets on all of the above:

Download support and information factsheets

Royal Greenwich violence against women and girls strategy

We have a specific strategy for violence against women and girls.

Download our violence against women and girls strategy

Take the White Ribbon pledge to end violence against women 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a White Ribbon Accredited organisation, which means that we've pledged to do everything we can to tackle violence against women and girls. 

Take the White Ribbon pledge and stand up for women and girls across Royal Greenwich.