Appeal to London 2012 organisers to make Games safe for women
Trust for London funded a new report launched by End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW) on the connections between sport, including major sporting events, and violence against women.
Violence Against Women and Sport written by Dr Cath Palmer at Durham University, brings together research on the relationship between major sporting events, increased rates of domestic violence, and increased demand for prostitution and potentially trafficking
With less than a year to go until the London Olympics, EVAW sent an accompanying open letter to Chair of the Games organising committee (LOCOG) Lord Sebastian Coe urging the London 2012 organisers to make information about UK law on domestic and sexual violence, and the recently introduced offence of buying sex from someone who is being coerced, widely available to all visitors; and to take all measures to try and prevent violence against women before, during and after the Games so that this may be championed as a key part of London 2012's legacy.
Download the report from EVAW's website.