Equally Safe strategy

Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls was refreshed in 2023.

The priorities of the Equally Safe 2023 refresh are:

  • achieving greater gender equality
  • intervening early and effectively to prevent violence and maximising the safety and wellbeing of women, children and young people
  • tackling perpetrators

It was produced in partnership with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA), Police Scotland, Health Scotland and specialist Violence Against Women support groups like Scottish Women's Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland.

An Equally Safe Delivery Plan will be published in 2024 to ensure its overarching ambitions are rooted in practical delivery.


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