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Reporting on Progress Towards Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men made by Public Authorities in Scotland: Ministerial Priorities for Gender Equality: Tackling Violence Against Women: A Review of Key Evidence and National Policies

DescriptionThis work was undertaken as part of the Scottish Ministers Gender Duty to report on progress made by Scottish public authorities in tackling violence against women. Four reports have been published: this report; a report evidencing progress made by public authorities to tackle violence against women; a report evidencing progress made by public authorities to tackle occupational segregation; and, a report reviewing evidence and national policies on occupational segregation.
ISBN978 07559 94403
Official Print Publication DateJuly 2010
Website Publication DateJuly 01, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9440 3 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10290

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This report is accompanied by a Research Findings.

CONTENTS

ACRONYMS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1 INTRODUCTION

2 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: A REVIEW OF KEY RESEARCH EVIDENCE AND STATISTICAL DATA
Introduction
Violence Against Women: Nature and Extent of the Phenomenon
Risk Factors which Increase Women's Vulnerability to Violence
Service Provision for Women Experiencing Violence
Summary
Domestic Abuse, Housing and Homelessness
Children and Young People
Summary
Violence Against Women from Ethnic Minority Communities
Violence Against Disabled Women
Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender ( LGBT) Women
Trafficking
Summary
Violence Against Women and Links to Poverty and Complex Needs
Men as Victims
Summary
Conclusions

3 VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: NATIONAL POLICY CONTEXT
Introduction
CHAPTER 3, SECTION 1(A) - SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT STRUCTURES
Economic Strategy and the Government's Purpose
National Performance Framework
Public Sector Reform and the Concordat
National Framework for Equality Work
CHAPTER 3, SECTION (1B) - SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT POLICIES
The National Strategy to Address Domestic Abuse in Scotland
Safer Lives
Prevention
Children, Young People (and their families)
Trafficking
Forced Marriage
Summary
CHAPTER 3, SECTION 2: INFORMATION GATHERING, MONITORING AND REPORTING
Building the Equalities Evidence Base
Data Gathering and Use on Issues Relevant to Violence Against Women
Statistics
Social Research
Consultation
Summary
CHAPTER 3, SECTION 3: INITIATIVES AND SPECIFIC WORK
Introduction
National Funding, Initiatives, and Provision of Services/Support
Impact Evaluations
National Domestic Abuse Delivery Plan for Children and Young People
Summary
CHAPTER 3, SECTION 4: TRAINING AND AWARENESS RAISING
Introduction
National Awareness Raising - Training and Guidance
Summary
Conclusions

REFERENCES

APPENDIX ONE

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only
www.scotland.gov.uk/socialresearch.