Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls

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The Dundee Violence Against Women (VAW) Partnership have set their priorities and action plan to ensure that women and girls in Dundee are equally safe at home, at work and within their communities.

Some of the key priorities for 2021 include increasing public awareness and stakeholder engagement, ensuring targeted interventions are in place for all women and children experiencing VAWG who have protected characteristics, continuing to develop a coordinated response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and prostitution and strength the multi-agency action to violence against women in Dundee

Already this year, the VAW Partnership have launched their new website to help professionals and support people experiencing, or at risk of violence.

Independent Chair of the Violence Against Women Partnership Ann Hamilton said: “We decided this year to produce a shorter-term plan given the continuing impact of COVID-19 as well as our commitment to develop a more joined up approach to all aspects of public protection.

“Across the city we are working to stop violence against women and girls. This type of behaviour has no place in society.

“All agencies in Dundee are committed to addressing all forms of violence against women including domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, commercial sexual exploitation, pornography and trafficking, female genital mutilation, honour-based violence, forced marriage, child sexual abuse and exploitation.

“We know that women and children have experienced more male violence and abuse during this period where they’ve been isolated from friends and family.

“Tackling all forms of violence against women requires the commitment and co-operation of a wide range of partner organisations from the statutory and voluntary sector.

“Our partners have demonstrated their dedication to tackling this issue and I know that they will continue to work with us in implementing this strategic plan for Dundee.

“I want to acknowledge and thank all those who have strived, during the times of COVID-19, to ensure that women and children in Dundee were safe and supported.”

Please see link for the latest DVAWP Strategic Plan

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