This blog will give you information and updates on some of the work happening across Scotland to prevent and eradicate violence against women.
Equally Safe is the framework which guides this work. Equally Safe states that VaWG in any form has no place in Scotland; we believe it to impact adversely on health and wellbeing, limit freedom of potential and violates human rights. VaWG is underpinned by gender inequality, and in order to prevent and eradicate it from society we must focus our efforts on delivering greater gender equality, tackling perpetrators, and intervening early and effectively to prevent violence.
We are working with justice agencies, local government and the third sector to ensure that those who commit violence and abuse are brought to justice, and that we ultimately prevent and eradicate all forms of Violence Against Women. Occasionally these partners will guest blog on this site, to let you know what is happening from their point of view.