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Violence Against Women Motion, 3/12/14 [S]

Motion lodged before the Scottish Parliament on 3 December 2014 by Michael Matheson (SNP) on Violence Against Women.† The full text of the motion reads:

That the Parliament affirms its commitment to ending violence against women and to supporting women, children and young people who are affected; supports the 24th year of the UN 16 Days of Action Against Gender Violence; welcomes the publication of Equally Safe, Scotlandís strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls; endorses the inclusion of far-reaching priority actions in the programme for government to address domestic abuse and revenge pornography; welcomes the introduction of Police Scotlandís pilot Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland; acknowledges the positive developments made collaboratively utilising partnerships across Police Scotland and the NHS and specialist services to eradicate honour-based violence, with the criminalisation of forced marriage and establishment of the Female Genital Mutilation Short-Life Working Group; commends the valuable contribution that voluntary and third sector organisations such as Scottish Womenís Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland and the Womenís Support Project make to the shaping of Scotlandís approach to violence against women and for the vital support that they provide to women, children and young people who have experienced or are experiencing violence or abuse, and this year congratulates White Ribbon Scotland on its eighth anniversary of positive campaigning to ensure that men are part of Scotlandís strategy to end gender-based violence.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 3 December 2014 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Business Bulletin 3 December 2014