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  1. Guidance

    09 Oct 2018

    Beyond survival: resource for organisations working with child abuse survivors

    This toolkit provides resources to enable survivor support organisations become more sustainable.

  2. Report

    05 Oct 2018

    Honouring the lived experience: Rape and Sexual Assault‎ Victims Taskforce option appraisal report

    A report summarising the approach, methodology, findings and recommendations of the options appraisal exercise carried out in June 2018 as part of the Chief Medical Officer's Taskforce to Improve Services for Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault.

  3. NEWS

    04 Oct 2018 10:24

    Ending Female Genital Mutilation

    Strengthening existing protections.

  4. Consultation paper

    04 Oct 2018

    Strengthening protection from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM): consultation

    We are seeking views on plans to strengthen the existing legislative framework for the protection of women and girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a form of gender based violence. 

  5. NEWS

    07 Sep 2018 11:30

    Funding boost for Rape Crisis Centres

    Support for victims of sexual violence.

  6. NEWS

    09 Aug 2018 13:51

    Funding for Rape Crisis

    Scottish Government to make up shortfall.

  7. NEWS

    06 Aug 2018 09:40

    Doing more to tackle domestic abuse

    £2.8 million to expand programme to reduce risk of re-offending.

  8. NEWS

    25 Apr 2018 11:30

    Tackling sexual violence and harassment on campus

    New toolkit to address gender-based violence in universities and colleges.

  9. NEWS

    01 Feb 2018 17:06

    Justice for domestic abuse survivors

    Domestic Abuse Bill passed by Parliament.

  10. NEWS

    01 Feb 2018 00:01

    Funding for Scottish Women's Aid

    Scottish Women’s Aid ready staff as Domestic Abuse Bill progresses.

  11. NEWS

    28 Dec 2017 09:30

    Police prepare for new domestic abuse crime

    Training for 14,000 officers and staff ahead of new legislation.

  12. NEWS

    24 Nov 2017 10:00

    Tackling violence against women and girls

    Action to make women and girls equally safe.

  13. NEWS

    14 Nov 2017 14:23

    Expert group on sexual offending

    Catherine Dyer to head up group to prevent offending among young people.

  14. NEWS

    24 Oct 2017 09:32

    Domestic abuse recorded by the Police in Scotland, 2016-17

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  15. NEWS

    24 Oct 2017 09:26

    Domestic abuse numbers 'unacceptable'

    Work escalates to reduce domestic abuse in Scotland.

  16. Publication

    23 Oct 2017

    Responding to Female Genital Mutilation in Scotland: equality impact assessment

    An equality impact assessment of the work being taken forward in relation to the FGM National Action Plan.

  17. speech / ministerial statement

    28 Sep 2017

    Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill Stage 1 debate: minister's statement

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson opens the debate on the Bill, which introduces a new offence of domestic abuse.

  18. Research publication

    26 Sep 2017

    Recorded crime in Scotland: 'Other sexual crimes', 2013-2014 and 2016-2017

    Report on ‘Other sexual crimes’ recorded by the police in the periods 2013 to 2014 and 2016 to 2017.

  19. Publication

    20 Sep 2017

    Eradicating female genital mutilation - national action plan 2016-2020: equality impact assessment

    Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) record for Scotland's national action plan to prevent and eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 2016 to 2020.

  20. NEWS

    18 Aug 2017 15:00

    Supporting victims of sexual assault

    Funding to expand services in Orkney and Shetland.

  21. NEWS

    17 Aug 2017 15:31

    Improving forensic medical examination services

    £76,000 for new training developed for rural communities.

  22. NEWS

    08 Aug 2017 00:01

    Protecting children from abuse

    New report shows gaps in support

  23. Transparency data

    28 Jun 2017

    Rape Crisis Specific Fund 2017-2020

    Details of funding for local rape crisis organisations providing direct support to women who have experienced sexual violence.

  24. Transparency data

    28 Jun 2017

    Violence against women and girls: national and intermediary funding 2017-2020

    Funding for organisations working to address violence against women and girls (VAWG) from 2017 to 2020.

  25. Transparency data

    28 Jun 2017

    Equally Safe (Violence Against Women and Girls) Fund 2017-2020

    Funding for organisations working towards the outcomes in our Equally Safe policy for eradicating violence against women and girls.

  26. Publication

    19 May 2017

    Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill: Equality Impact Assessment

    Analysis of the impact that the provisions contained in the Bill will have on equality.

  27. Publication

    19 May 2017

    Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill: Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment

    Analysis of the impact that the provisions contained in the Bill will have on children's rights and wellbeing.

  28. NEWS

    09 May 2017 14:21

    Forensic medical services

    Transforming the response for victims of sexual assault.

  29. NEWS

    09 May 2017 14:21

    Forensic medical services

    Transforming the response for victims of sexual assault.

  30. NEWS

    27 Apr 2017 00:01

    Forensic examination services

    Improving experience of evidence taking in sexual assault crimes.

  31. NEWS

    24 Apr 2017 00:01

    Tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm

    New laws come into force.

  32. NEWS

    30 Mar 2017 09:30

    Improving health services for victims of sexual assault

    Chief Medical Officer to lead expert group.

  33. NEWS

    23 Mar 2017 16:28

    Measures to tackle violence against women

    Increased momentum to eradicate violence against women and girls.

  34. NEWS

    20 Mar 2017 10:15

    New powers to tackle domestic abuse

    Domestic Abuse Bill strengthens powers to tackle psychological abuse.

  35. Research publication

    24 Feb 2017

    Exploring available knowledge and evidence on prostitution in Scotland via practitioner-based interviews

    Exploration of available knowledge and evidence on the scale and nature of prostitution in Scotland based on practitioner-based interviews.

  36. Research publication

    24 Feb 2017

    Evidence assessment of the impacts of the criminalisation of the purchase of sex: a review

    Review of evidence on the impact of the criminalisation of the purchase of sex.

  37. NEWS

    30 Jan 2017 11:00

    Understanding forced marriage in Scotland

    Government to give report careful consideration.

  38. NEWS

    26 Jan 2017 14:32

    Review of hate crime legislation

    Prominent judge to chair independent review.

  39. NEWS

    17 Jan 2017 09:30

    Tackling domestic abuse and sexual crimes

    Record number of convictions for sexual crimes last year.

  40. NEWS

    12 Jan 2017 09:27

    Spotting the signs of domestic abuse

    New video to help professionals tackle ‘hidden crime’.

  41. NEWS

    04 Jan 2017 00:01

    Tackling sexual assault myths

    Funding to improve public understanding of victim reaction to rape.

  42. NEWS

    01 Dec 2016 10:16

    Violence against women

    Calls for UK Government to stop dragging feet on Istanbul convention.

  43. NEWS

    29 Nov 2016 09:30

    Tackling gender stereotyping

    Changing young people’s attitudes to violence against women.

  44. Research publication

    29 Nov 2016

    Young People's Attitudes To Violence Against Women Report On Findings From The Young People In Scotland Survey 2014

    Findings from the 2014 Young People In Scotland survey on the attitudes of young people (aged 11-18) to violence against women.

  45. NEWS

    04 Nov 2016 09:33

    Tackling domestic abuse

    Additional £360,000 for programme working with families.

  46. NEWS

    11 Oct 2016 10:00

    World gender equality

    Speed mentoring event for UN International Day of the Girl.

  47. Publication

    07 Oct 2016

    The Creation of a Specific Offence of Domestic Abuse - Proposed Associated Reforms to Criminal Procedure

    Details of proposed reforms to criminal procedure in relation to domestic abuse.

  48. Transparency data

    21 Sep 2016

    Violence against women and girls funding 2016 to 2017

    Funding allocated to organisations who work to combat violence against women and girls in Scotland.

  49. NEWS

    15 Sep 2016 00:01

    New powers to tackle domestic abuse

    New laws to help prosecution of controlling and coercive behaviour.

  50. Publication

    23 Mar 2016

    Equally Safe: national strategy

    Scotland's Strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

  51. Correspondence

    16 Feb 2016

    FGM: guidance for services for those affected

    Guidance for services for women and girls affected by FGM.

  52. Correspondence

    23 Jul 2015

    FGM: additional resources for health professionals

    FGM: Chief Medical Officer/Chief Nursing Officer letter to health professionals about additional resources.

  53. Factsheet

    31 Mar 2015

    Scottish Government Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) statement: 2015

    Our statement opposing FGM. Includes versions in English, Arabic, French, Swahili and Somali.

  54. Factsheet

    31 Mar 2015

    Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) awareness-raising postcard: 2015

    Awareness-raising postcard challenging FGM.

  55. Transparency data

    24 Mar 2015

    Violence against women funding 2015 to 2016

    Organisations that will receive funding for projects to combat violence against women in 2015 -2016.