This is not who we are

Agency: Avon and Somerset Police

As the police, a key pillar of our approach to Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) is ensuring we have the right culture and standards within our organisation to earn the trust and confidence of our communities. Our high-impact, emotive and sometimes confronting employee engagement campaign was the first step in a long-term approach to challenging and addressing sexism and misogyny within policing. Using the experiences and words of our colleagues we demonstrated the very real issue within our organisation, generated conversations around conduct expectations and empowered people to act as upstanders and seek help if needed.