What do women in Coventry want from the new Police and Crime Commissioner?

On 15 November 2012 there will be elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands (covering Coventry)

Police and Crime Commissioners will be responsible for:

• Appointing the Chief Constable
and holding them to account;
• Producing a 5-year Police &
Crime Plan setting out local
policing priorities;
• Setting the annual police force
budget;                                                       •Making funding available to organisations that reduce crime or that promote increased community confidence.

Candidates who will be attending include:     

Coventry Women’s
Voices invites you
to a Women’s
Question Time with
Police and Crime
Commissioner Candidates.

Ask the candidates about their policies in tackling crime and let them  know your views

                                                                                                                   ALL WELCOME    

To book a place at the event, send in
a question for the panel or fi nd out
more information please contact:
or call/text 0754 507 8165


Coventry Women’s Voices calls on the Police & Crime Commissioner
candidates for the West Midlands to sign up to this 7-point plan:

1 Police
• Ensuring police in every part of Coventry deliver
the best possible response to all reports of violence
against women & girls by routinely consulting
with all Coventry sexual violence agencies
• Ensuring confi dentiality of victim information
held on police databases
• Carrying out a Gender Impact Assessment on all
new initiatives/changes of police policy/changes
in police force employment
2 Rape
• Ensuring that survivors of sexual violence have
access to specialist support by committing to
maintain and pursue funding for all Coventry
sexual violence agencies
3 Domestic violence
• Monitoring impact of local authority cuts on
refuges and ensuring access for all women and
children fl eeing violence
• Taking leadership role in planning to eradicate
Female Genital Mutilation, forced marriage and
‘honour-based’ violence
4 Sexual harassment
• Working towards making Coventry public transport
a zero tolerance zone for sexual assault.
5 Prostitution
• Ensuring the police response to prostitution
does not criminalise women & girls and
supports programmes that prevent them entering
prostitution/provide exit routes
6 Events
• Ensuring major events in Coventry have good
safety planning for women & girls
7 Prevention
• Working towards making Coventry a UK leader
on preventing violence against women
• Consulting with local women’s groups and public
bodies to develop a Violence Against Women
and Girls Strategy for the West Midlands and
appointing a senior executive responsible for
delivering subsequent recommendations
• Sourcing funding for and taking the lead on
programmes to tackle youth violence against
women and girls to manage and change offending
• Working towards running public campaigns to
challenge myths and stereotypes about sexual and
domestic violence


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About coventrywomensvoices

Coventry Womens Voices is an independent group of women’s organisations, organisations working with women and individuals that have come together to ensure women’s voices are heard when policy is made in Coventry. Our mission is to “Make Women’s Voices Heard in Coventry”.
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5 Responses to What do women in Coventry want from the new Police and Crime Commissioner?

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  2. Hello

    Please would you ensure that Bill Etheridge is added to your list of PCC candidates attending your hustings debate.

    Thank you

  3. Hi Star

    I apologise for the delay. The organisers of the hustings have been trying to contact Bill to speak with him to confirm if he will be attending, but have had no luck so far. Can you please ask him to email the organisers at pccscoventry@gmail.com?

    Once they have received confirmation I will change the information on here.

    Thank you

    Sam Osborne

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