Supporting a collective leadership approach to tackling violence against women and girls

As part of the calendar of events taking place across Scotland to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, COSLA and the Improvement Service hosted an online event on 10 December 2020 to explore the collective leadership that is needed at a local and national level to tackle violence against women and girls (VAWG) and gender inequality.

The event aimed to:

  • Raise awareness of the range of work that has happened across Scotland to date to implement Equally Safe and the priorities moving forward
  • Explore the key leadership role that different stakeholders can play in ensuring that tackling VAWG and gender inequality is recognised as a strategic priority, and is embedded as part of wider COVID-19 recovery, renewal and transformation planning
  • Identify the critical components required to ensure that a joined-up, multi-agency, whole system approach can be promoted to improving outcomes for women and children affected by violence and abuse across different policy agendas.

Event Resources

Joanna McLaughlin - National Violence Against Women Co-ordinator
Samantha Keogh - Project Officer, Violence Against Women