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.
National Violence Against Women Network
The VAW Network aims to improve the capacity and capability of VAW Partnerships to implement Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls at a local level and to support Partnerships to engage effectively with community planning processes.