Equally Safe strategy

Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls focuses on the need for prevention of violence.

It also sets out how we will develop a performance framework to determine whether we are realising our ambitions.

Equally Safe's priorities 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.

The strategy builds on the shared understanding of VAWG described in Safer Lives Changed Lives: a shared approach to tackling violence against women.

Equally Safe Delivery Plan

The Equally Safe Delivery Plan was published to complement the Equally Safe strategy and ensure that its overarching ambitions were rooted in practical delivery.

We published the Equally Safe Delivery Plan: year one progress report in November 2018, which provides an overview of progress made to date and sets out priorities for the year ahead.