Through our strategy The Way Forward and the initiatives we develop from it, we will do all we can to put an end to violence against women and support and empower women and girls to escape violence.
Leading the way forward
"London will take a global lead in preventing and eliminating violence against women. My vision for London is of a fair and equal society in which no woman has to live with the fear or reality of violence."
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
Violence against women and girls affects everyone in London. It is linked to higher levels of child poverty, increased levels of substance abuse and costs the capital around £5.6bn a year.
The Mayor has made VAWG a key part of his manifesto commitments. By implementing our strategy and working closely with all concerned we intend to take tougher action to end violence against women and girls in London.