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Launch of Violence Against Women and Girls strategy, 25/06/14 [S]

A new strategy, developed by the Scottish Government, COSLA and a range of partners sets out plans to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls, aiming to create a society where all can feel equally safe and respected.

Launched today, Equally Safe is the first strategy of its kind in Scotland, encompassing the full spectrum of violence against women and girls, including domestic abuse, rape, commercial sexual exploitation and female genital mutilation. It identifies the need to eliminate the systemic gender inequality that lies at the root of violence against women and girls, as well as seeking to ensure that when violence and abuse does occur we intervene as early and effectively as possible, holding the perpetrators of violence to account and helping to keep women and girls safe.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls

Making Scotland equally safe

Children in Scotland's response