Thames Valley Police team up with Love Island star for women’s safety campaign

Love Island’s Sharon Gaffka with Chief Superintendent Katy Barrow-Grint

Thames Valley Police say they are working with Love Island star Sharon Gaffka as part of ongoing work to ensure women and girls feel safe.

The force says the partnership with Sharon aims to raise awareness of the work she does to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) as well as improve engagement with younger audiences.

Over the next few months, Thames Valley Police have revealed plans to create behind-the-scenes content to provide insight into how they respond to particular crimes such as sexual assault and rape, as well as to raise awareness about how to report to the police.

Sharon, who lives in the Thames Valley area, already campaigns around women’s safety, using her social media and her female empowerment podcast ‘Girls Know Nothing’.

Chief Superintendent Katy Barrow-Grint, Tactical Lead for Violence Against Women and Girls, said, “Working with Sharon provides us with a great opportunity to improve how we reach our young communities and improve the trust that has been damaged with regard to violence against women. and the girls.

“Sharon’s relentless campaigning around heavy drinking, women’s rights and the recent launch of her female empowerment podcast ‘Girls Know Nothing’ makes her a trusted ambassador to help us achieve this. objective.

“We are determined to do our best for the girls and women in our communities to create change and improve the support we provide to you.”

Sharon Gaffka said: “Being asked to be part of the campaign against violence against women and girls with Thames Valley Police has been an honour. Ensuring women and girls feel safe in the region and across the UK is a major concern and anything I can do to underscore that, I will.

“I’ve worked with teams on the ground and now have incredible insight into what’s going on behind the scenes and I think sharing this will only raise awareness and increase knowledge of how we can all support the VFFF while firmly knowing our rights.”

More local news

Mara R. Wilmoth