We Stand Together scheme

The We Stand Together project brings together businesses and venues in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight that are committed to providing a supportive environment for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or harassment.

The project is being coordinated by Portsmouth City Council in partnership with Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service (PARCS), Pompey Safe Spaces and City of Sanctuary.

Staff working for businesses and venues who are part of We Stand Together have undergone training with PARCS and have made a commitment to creating a welcoming and supportive environment where any form of gender-based abuse will not be tolerated.

Participating venues will display the We Stand Together badge in their window.

If you own or work in a business or venue that would like to join the scheme, visit our information for businesses page to see what positive steps businesses can take to create safer environments and stand up against violence.