24th May 2018 by Alaster Phillips
The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.
21st August 2017 by Trevor Owen
Mo Whelton, Project Manager at the Scottish Youth Parliament guest blogs on their Equally Safe survey, which can be found here. The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) is delighted to announce that the Equally Safe national survey on Gender Equality and Societal Attitudes is now open for young people across Scotland aged 12 – 25 to...
28th April 2017 by Trevor Owen
Guest Blog from Linda Thomson, Women’s Support Project Under Equally Safe, Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls, commercial sexual exploitation is seen as part of the continuum of gender based violence. To ensure that we take the right steps to end violence and abuse, we need to listen to lived...
20th April 2017 by Trevor Owen
We’d like to say a big hello from the Equally Safe Children and Young People’s Participation Partnership Team. Our Partnership consists of reps from the Children and Young People’s Commission, the University of Edinburgh, Barnardos Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland, the Scottish Youth Parliament and the Scottish Government. Over the next six months,...
8th December 2016 by Trevor Owen
Today in Scotland, and across the world, women are at risk of and experiencing violence and abuse – simply because they are female. In Scotland, gender based violence disproportionately affects women – 80% of survivors of domestic abuse are female, as are 95% of rape victims. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence...
29th November 2016 by Trevor Owen
Following the judgement of Lord Glennie in the WF case, Scottish Ministers directed the Scottish Legal Aid Board to provide legal aid – in the form of assistance by way of representation – to afford effective representation to those who seek to protect their sensitive information, and are working to ensure that a permanent solution...
29th September 2016 by Trevor Owen
Jenny Kemp, National Officer for Education and Equality at the Educational Institute for Scotland, guest blogs about the EIS’s work to tackle violence against women and girls and advance gender equality in schools. While there has been significant progress in the journey towards gender equality in Scotland, much ground remains to be covered before we...
31st August 2016 by Trevor Owen
The Scottish Government and CoSLA today published refreshed Violence against Women Partnership guidance. A letter has been issued to members of the Violence against Women and Girls Joint Strategic Board, VAW Partnership Coordinators and local authorities advising them of this. It is reproduced below. We are writing to you as co-chairs of the Joint Strategic...
8th July 2016 by Trevor Owen
1. VAWG team update Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities, will co-chair the Violence against Women and Girls Joint Strategic Board, which will reconvene following the Parliamentary summer recess. The Primary Prevention, Capability & Capacity and Justice workstreams of Equally Safe are developing proposals for inclusion in an implementation plan. Further...
20th June 2016 by Trevor Owen
Orkney, where I was born and brought up is one of the safest, happiest and most aspirational places to live in the UK. According to numerous lifestyle surveys, tourist brochures and blogs Orkney is the place to be. And I don’t doubt that for most Orcadians the need for a support service for survivors of...