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Safer Lives: Changed Lives: A Shared Approach to Tackling Violence Against Women. Why VAW Matters to Local Government Lindsay Macgregor. Back Story. From Women’s Aid + Rape Crisis to Multi-Agency Partnerships and Training Consortia From Domestic Violence to Domestic Abuse

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safer lives changed lives a shared approach to tackling violence against women

Safer Lives: Changed Lives: A Shared Approach to Tackling Violence Against Women

Why VAW Matters to Local Government

Lindsay Macgregor

back story
Back Story
  • From Women’s Aid + Rape Crisis to Multi-Agency Partnerships and Training Consortia
  • From Domestic Violence to Domestic Abuse
  • From single issue to Community Safety/Health and Wellbeing
transformed landscape
Transformed Landscape
  • Concordat - Scottish Government and Local Government
  • Single Outcome Agreements – Community Planning Priorities for Improvement
  • Equality Duty – violence against women as a genderequality as well as community safety, health, economy-related issue
transformations for local government
Transformations for Local Government
  • Change in knowledge and understanding required of elected members in leadership and scrutiny roles
  • Broadening the agendas to make links via gender equality across all forms of violence against women
  • Linking violence against women into wider gender equality agenda
transforming partnerships
Transforming Partnerships
  • Are we “fit for purpose” for transforming the agenda?
    • Shared vision and understanding of violence against women, wider links, and Gender Equality Duty
    • Community engagement
    • Membership of partnerships and consortia
    • Outcomes, objectives, actions and measures
    • Data, information and knowledge gathering
    • Training needs
    • Resource allocation
    • Review
step changes
Step Changes?
  • Broadening the agenda, understanding and making the links
  • Relevant gender-disaggregated data collection and analysis
  • More widely owned prevention agenda
  • Increased engagement with women and communities
  • Stronger links between partnerships and services
the challenges
The Challenges
  • Agendas
  • Making the transition
  • Resources
  • Achieving the outcomes
  • Next Steps
violence against women why it matters
Violence Against Women – Why it Matters
  • High cost to women and children
  • High cost to communities and to society
  • Cuts across delivery and outcomes on all policy areas
  • Needs to stop
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