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Equally Safe: national strategy

Published: 23 Mar 2016

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

59 page PDF

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59 page PDF

1.1MB

Contents
Equally Safe: national strategy
Introduction

59 page PDF

1.1MB

Introduction

Vision
A strong and flourishing Scotland where all individuals are equally safe and respected, and where women and girls live free from all forms of violence and abuse - and the attitudes that help perpetuate it
Aim of Equally Safe
To work collaboratively with key partners in the public, private and third sectors to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls
Priorities
Scottish society embraces equality and mutual respect, and rejects all forms of violence against women and girls Women and girls thrive as equal citizens - socially, culturally, economically and politically Interventions are early and effective, preventing violence and maximising the safety and wellbeing of women, children and young people Men desist from all forms of violence against women and girls, and perpetrators of such violence receive a robust and effective response
Objectives
Positive gender roles are promoted Women and girls are safe, respected and equal in our communities
People enjoy healthy, positive relationships and children develop an understanding of safe, healthy, and positive relationships from an early age Individuals and communities recognise and challenge violent and abusive behaviour
Women and men have equal access to power and resources Justice responses are robust, swift, consistent and coordinated
Women, children and young people access relevant, effective and integrated services Men who carry out violence against women and girls are identified early and held to account by the justice system
Service providers competently identify violence against women and girls, and respond effectively to women, children and young people affected Men who carry out violence against women and girls change their behaviour, and are supported to do so
Women, children and young people's voices are heard and their rights respected
National Outcomes
We live our lives free from crime, disorder and danger We have tackled the significant inequalities in Scottish society We have strong resilient and supportive communities where people take responsibility for their own actions and how they affect others Our children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed
We have improved the life chances for children, young people and families at risk Our public services are high quality, continually improving, efficient and responsive to people's needs We realise our full economic potential with more and better employment opportunities for our people We live longer healthier lives

Contact

Post: Scottish Government
Equality, Human Rights and Third Sector
Directorate for Local Government and Communities
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ