Safe Spaces Now
We are delighted to announce that Tramlines Festival and UN Women UK are joining forces this year to deliver ‘Safe Spaces Now’ – an initiative committed to tackling sexual harrasment at live events, whilst creating a safe and inclusive space for women and marginalised groups.
UN Women UK are working with a range of festivals this year and will be rolling out a blueprint following their successful pilot launch in 2021. Together, our aim is to make Tramlines Festival an even better experience for everyone.
Our collaboration with UN Women UK will include:
- Supporting with Staff Training
- Training and Sourcing Guardian Angel volunteers
- Providing Education and Information on site at the Safe Spaces Now Tent
Our aim is to make Tramlines Festival a safe and inclusive space that invites everyone – regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or ability to join the party at Hillsborough Park. Our fans and the community we have grown make Tramlines the festival it is today and we ask all festival goers to follow our Tramlines Ethos at all times.
The Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) has also re-launched their ‘Safer Spaces at Festivals’ campaign for 2022’ – a charter of best practice aimed at tackling sexual violence, harassment and assault at festivals, made in partnership with Rape Crisis, Good Night Out, Safe Gigs for Women, Girls Against and UN Women UK.
Our Safe Space tent will provide a place for festival goers to engage with the initiative, learn about the issues surrounding sexual harassment and understand the topics. This high energy, vibrant space is in addition to our welfare facilities.
Trained UN Women UK ‘Guardian Angels’ will be easy to spot across the festival site wearing bright UN Women UK T-shirts. Our Guardian Angels are on hand to ensure that all festival goers feel supported by trained volunteers who can intervene safely or provide support in case of an incident. As active bystanders Guardian Angels are trained to approach situations in a non-inflammatory way and provide practical support linking to our on site provision. If you’d like to become a Guardian Angel for 2022 register here.
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