‘Consistent voice’ needed to end violence towards women

The Women of the World founder says the ‘consistent voice’ seen in the media since the murder of Sarah Everard, and more recently Sabina Nessa could help change violence towards women.

Speaking to London Live on what is the UN International Day of the Girl, Jude Kelly CBE said she believed the deaths had triggered a movement for change.

‘I’m old enough to remember Yorkshire Ripper, different moments, and I think now there is a very consistent voice of ‘surely we don’t have to have a society that deals with this’.

“I’m hoping that the consistency of voice around this will change practice, but I think it is a long job.”

Jude Kelly says progress is also being made when it comes to giving women equal opportunities. Having been the first woman to run the Southbank Centre, she said that would never have happened to “a girl like me from Liverpool thirty or forty years ago”.

WOW was set up with the aim of improving gender equality



Tanya Francis 11th October 2021