The region's Police and Crime Commissioners will be coming together next week, to mark the first anniversary since the launch of the North East's first ever Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Strategy.
Hosted in Durham, the event is taking place on Monday 8 December at 9.30am at Ramside Hall (Ballroom), Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD.
The strategy, which is supported by Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, sets out a number of measurable actions which agencies across the region are carrying out to tackle a range of issues around violence and abuse affecting women and girls.
Durham's Ron Hogg, Northumbria's Vera Baird and Cleveland's Barry Coppinger will open the event and will be available for interviews from 9.15am.
Partner agencies will give presentations throughout the morning, highlighting progress since the strategy's initial launch one year ago, and the impact this is having on the lives of women and girls across the North East.
The media are invited to attend the event for filming/interview/photo opportunities. Anyone interested in attending should contact Nyama Johnson at the Durham Police and Crime Commissioner's office on 03000 264632 or 07584 581633
Posted on Thursday 4th December 2014