About Camden Women's Forum

Camden Women’s Forum is working for gender equality in Camden.

The forum brings together a range of experts from across Camden and beyond to discuss complex issues and barriers facing women and girls in the borough. The forum is working directly with women and girls to hear their concerns and experiences, and partnering with employers and businesses, the voluntary sector and services providers to develop practical solutions.

The forum will produce themed reports and make practical, tangible recommendations about how the Council, partners and communities can work together to ensure every woman and girl in Camden has a voice, the chance to live without prejudice or discrimination, and the opportunities they need to succeed.

Preventing and tackling domestic violence and abuse

The forum’s latest inquiry focuses on preventing and tackling domestic violence and abuse in Camden. Reported incidents of domestic violence and abuse have risen during the pandemic, adding more urgency to an already critical situation. The inquiry will build on the Council’s domestic abuse policy (2020), which sets out the Council’s zero-tolerance approach to domestic abuse and violence in Camden.

The inquiry will collect evidence from women who are survivors of domestic violence and abuse. The forum will also work with local and national support organisations, healthcare and probation services, schools and the voluntary and community sector to understand the issues surrounding domestic violence and abuse, and what needs to change or improve in supporting women who are survivors of domestic violence and abuse. 

Check back soon for opportunities to get involved in this work.

Find out about support if you’re experiencing domestic violence or abuse

More information 

Contact womensforum@camden.gov.uk

Future topics that the forum will investigate include:

  • Supporting women and girls to access all services including sport and physical activity

 

Supporting women into employment

Camden Women's Forum's first inquiry focused on how we can support women and girls into good, sustainable employment. This inquiry has now concluded and the final report of recommendations was launched ahead of International Women’s Day 2020.