Women’s Aid responds to landmark ruling on Met Police appeal in Worboys case
Wednesday 21st February 2018
Katie Ghose, Chief Executive of Women’s Aid, said:
“The Worboys judgment is a landmark decision because it holds the police to account on cases of violence against women. The courage displayed by the two survivors, DSD and NVB who have fought for over a decade for justice, is inspiring. Their bravery will help give abused women courage to speak out when they have been failed by the police in bringing their perpetrators to justice. Violence against women and girls is prevalent in our society and must be taken seriously in every instance; it is both a cause and a consequence of women’s inequality and will not stop unless we take action.
“The police have an important role in both responding to violence against women and working with us at Women’s Aid to prevent such abuse. We work in partnership with Karen Ingala Smith on the groundbreaking Femicide Census project, which logs every time a woman is killed by a man. We review every case of femicide, so that we can learn what needs to be done to reduce, and ultimately prevent, the killing of women by men. We need the police all around the country to assist us with comprehensive data, including the Met Police, and would ask for all police forces to work with Women’s Aid to help us stop violence against women and girls, and reduce the incidents of femicide. It’s only by working together that we can ensure that all survivors are listened to, believed and supported when they speak out about abuse.”
For further information, please contact the Women’s Aid press office on: 020 7566 2511 / [email protected]