Report - Equally Safe: Year One Update

Date: 4th December 2018
Category: Civil Rights and Freedoms
Author: Scottish Government


The Scottish Government has published the first annual progress report for Equally Safe, its strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

Equally Safe is Scotland’s Strategy which aims to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls (alternatively known as gender-based violence).

The report outlines actions taken so far, including; the expansion of the delivery of the Rape Crisis Sexual Violence Prevention programme in schools which is designed to increase the understand of consent and healthy relationships; ongoing work with universities and colleges to ensure the provision of a safe environment for students and staff; publishing revised guidelines for the media on reporting domestic abuse-related issues and cases.

It also presents an overview of forthcoming actions and activities including the launch of a campaign in partnership with Rape Crisis Scotland on sexual harassment and sexism in early 2019 to raise awareness and encourage behaviour change.

Read the report here.