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Reframe the Night

Date updated: 11/01/2023

The City of London Corporation has received funding from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to launch a joint campaign with the City of London Police as part of the City of London’s response to violence against women and girls.

Reframe the Night

One part of this campaign is the relaunch of the City Corporation’s Reframe the Night campaign, which was developed in 2019 aiming to challenge myths and misconceptions around sexual violence. Sexual violence is the general term we use to describe any kind of unwanted sexual act or activity, including rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, and many others.

The redeveloped Reframe the Night has been created in partnership with the City of London Police and Good Night Out, who are an expert organisation in tackling sexual violence. Reframe the Night is aimed at bystanders, aiming to start conversations, particularly amongst men and boys to stand up and challenge these behaviours when they see them and ‘make these attitudes a thing of the past’.

Reframe the Night Campaign Posters PDF (2MB)
Date submitted: 22/03/22

Street Safe

Alongside Reframe the Night, the City Corporation and City of London Police are promoting Street Safe, which provides a place for people to report any concerns around their safety within public spaces. The website can be used to report an area in which they feel unsafe and if there is a specific reason why they feel unsafe.

If you would like to report any concerns around your safety within the City of London please visit StreetSafe.

For more information about support services available within the City of London, please visit the Keeping safe in the City web page.

If you need to report a crime, please dial 999 in an emergency and 101 for a non-emergency, or visit Report a crime.

About Good Night Out

Good Night Out Campaign CIC is the campaign for safer nightlife. They are a specialist training organisation working in nightlife and beyond to create safer and more inclusive environments and experiences, because nights out everywhere should be about fun and freedom, not fear. They have educated thousands of workers and community members on understanding, responding to and preventing sexual violence, and support venues and event organisers through their unique accreditation programme.

Whether it’s at the office, on the tube, at the cafe or in our living rooms, harmful social attitudes about sexual violence are all too common. Misinformation creates a context for people to look the other way when sexual violence happens, or even worse, blame the victim.

When we work to reframe these myths to be clear about who experiences this and why, we take a huge step in changing the culture and creating a fairer world for all.

Good Night Out focussed on the myths we hear most frequently when delivering workshops, and those which cause the biggest harm to survivors (according to research). These include the sadly all too common myth that people lie about their experiences for attention or bring violence upon themselves through what they wear.

They first developed this campaign in 2019 in partnership with the City of London Corporation and London Borough of Hackney, and the slogan honours the timeless rallying cry to “Reclaim the Night” against sexual violence and make our spaces safe for all