PLAY YOUR PART - SIGN THE WOMENS NIGHT SAFETY CHARTER NI
06 December 2023
Join us to support the rollout of a new Women’s Night Safety Charter across Northern Ireland, in support of the campaign to End Violence Against Women and Girls.
The Women’s Night Safety Charter NI is supported by a bespoke training package developed by White Ribbon NI to assist organisations in successfully implementing its pledges. The ‘Listen, Learn, Lead’ toolkit provides information, resources, and guidance on potential actions to create safer environments for women across all venues and workplaces.
The Charter is applicable to everyone involved in the evening economy in Northern Ireland, with organisations and businesses pledging to:
Nominate a champion in their organisation / business who actively promotes women’s night safety.
Demonstrate to staff and customers that their organisation takes women’s safety at night seriously, for example through a communications campaign.
Remind customers and staff that Northern Ireland is safe but tell them what to do if they experience harassment when working, going out or travelling.
Encourage reporting by victims and bystanders as part of communications campaigns.
Train staff to ensure that all women who report are believed.
Train staff to ensure that all reports are recorded and responded to.
Design public spaces and workplaces to make them safer for women at night.
As part of The Executive Office’s Ending Violence Against Women & Girls Foundational Action Plan, Hospitality Ulster have partnered with The Executive Office, PSNI, SIA, Youth Work Alliance, Health and Social Care Northern Ireland, Department of Justice, SOLACE, Translink, Tourism NI and the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland to establish a Safer Socialising Steering Group, which will coordinate a range of NI-wide initiatives, including the rollout and oversight of the Woman’s Night Safe Charter.