Police event to promote safety for female students

LEICESTERSHIRE Constabulary is joining forces with De Montfort University for an event to promote safety to female students.
A ‘Violence Against Women’ event is being held at the university this Thursday between 6pm and 9pm.

The evening will include talks by officers from Leicestershire Constabulary in relation to domestic violence and the Force’s Solace Unit – a department dedicated to supporting female and male victims of rape and serious sexual assault. Presentations will also be given by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Derby-based charity Karma Nirvana, a project which specialises in giving support to Asian men and woman caught up in forced marriages and honour-based violence.

The event has been organised by PC Gail Warden, the dedicated neighbourhood officer for the De Montfort University campus. PC Warden said: “I am delighted that this event is being so well supported, not only by my colleagues in Leicestershire Constabulary, but also by the Crown Prosecution Service and the charity Karma Nirvana. I have also taken advice from female representatives of the University’s Hindu, Islamic and Sikh societies to ensure that the topics are dealt with sensitively and are of relevance to a broad range of students.

“The talk from the Crown Prosecution Service should be of particular benefit to international students who are not aware of our court processes and witness protection schemes.

“We are hoping for a good turn out on the night and will look to hold further similar events if it is well received.”



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