End violence against women and girls in Hackney


Show your support for the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ as the Council calls on residents to rally together and show their support for the elimination of violence against women.

The Council will be taking 16 days of action as part of the UN’s campaign to help eliminate gender-based violence, starting with an event on the steps of Hackney Town Hall on Friday 25 November. Come at 12 noon, listen to speeches and stand together to help eliminate gender based violence

It is a shocking fact that in England and Wales seven women a month are killed by a current or former partner. Violence against women in London also paints a bleak picture. In 2015 the Metropolitan Police Service recorded that 25% of all violent crime in the capital was domestic abuse. 29% of recorded rapes were perpetrated as part of domestic abuse.

Women are much more likely than men to be victims of domestic abuse; male violence against women accounts for 85% of domestic abuse cases reported to the police.

Tackling domestic abuse and eliminating violence against women is an key priority for the Council; despite continued government cuts, last year the Council increased its spending on domestic abuse services.

The Council works in many different ways to tackle gender-based violence in the borough. Working directly with perpetrators to affect permanent behaviour change and leading the way in the sector through collaborations with third sector partners, the police and health services, to protect victims of abuse and bring perpetrators to justice.



Cllr Rebecca Rennison,  Mayoral Advisor on Domestic Abuse
We want residents to pledge their support for ending gender-based violence in Hackney, coming together on 25 November and taking part in the 16 days of action to help eliminate violence against women and girls in Hackney.

Our domestic abuse service is at the forefront of innovative practice, offering an intensive and holistic service and working closely with partner agencies and women’s charities to help break the cycle of abuse. We want anyone who is experiencing abuse to know that, when they are ready, we are here to support them.
Cllr Rebecca Rennison, Mayoral Advisor on Domestic Abuse


Following on from 25 November the Council will be hosting a series of events to coincide with the 16 days of action, including events for young people at Youth Hubs and in schools along with free public film screenings and talks.

You can contact Hackney Council’s Domestic Abuse Intervention Service anonymously and get help to stop abusive behaviour on 020 8356 4458; dais@hackney.gov.uk or visit www.hackney.gov.uk/domestic-violence. Anyone needing help or support can also contact the 24-hour free national helpline on 0808 2000 247. In an emergency always call 999.

Public Events

Events for Young People

  • Domestic Abuse: Seeing It and Stopping It, The Edge Youth Hub, 29th November, 6-8:30 pm
  • Domestic Abuse: Seeing It and Stopping It, Forest Road Youth Hub, 6th December 6-8:30 pm