A NEW initiative will help tackle violence against women in Herefordshire.

As a joint project with all of the colleges and universities in Herefordshire, West Mercia Police have undertaken an initiative to support students with a month-long campaign aimed at tackling violence and the fear of violence against women and girls in the county.

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Through the Safer Streets project, West Mercia Police have produced and provided a pack of media assets along with merchandise to be shared with students throughout February to raise awareness of Violence Against Women and Girls.

NMITE is joined by Herefordshire and Ludlow College Campus, Royal National College For The Blind, Hereford Sixth Form College, Hereford College of Arts and National Star, Hereford to make this a joint, county-wide campaign, which aims to start a conversation that challenges ideas around the acceptability of sexual harassment in public places.