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Islington Council calls on businesses to help make women feel safe at night

PUBLISHED: 16:25 27 September 2019 | UPDATED: 16:25 27 September 2019

Islington Town Hall.Picture:Ken Mears

Islington Town Hall.Picture:Ken Mears

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Islington Council has called on businesses to help make the borough feel safe for women after dark.

Councillors unanimously passed a motion in support of the mayor of London's night safety charter, which aims to make the capital city a place where all women feel comfortable in the evenings.

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The charter provides guidance for businesses, charities and councils for better training and encouraging reporting of harassment.

Cllr Kadeema Woodbyrne, Islington's women's and girl's champion, seconded the motion and said:

"It's unacceptable that 79 per cent of women aged 18 to 24 said they expected inappropriate comments, touching and behaviour on a night out towards them or their friends. That's why we will be promoting this Charter to all our night-time businesses to make Islington the safest night-time destination we can."

Amy Lamé, London's night czar, said: "I'm delighted. It makes Islington a flagship destination where women will feel confident travelling, working or going out at night."

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