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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-21892: Graham Simpson (Central Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide an update on its strategy for the prevention and eradication of violence against women and girls.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 13 March 2019

The Scottish Government is implementing Equally Safe, Scotland’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls. In November 2017, we published our Equally Safe delivery plan. It contains 118 different commitments across 4 priority areas and has a clear outcomes framework with indicators to demonstrate progress nationally and locally to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls.

In November 2018, the Scottish Government published its first Equally Safe annual progress report which highlighted key progress made to date on many of the actions contained within the delivery plan and outlined our priorities for the year ahead. We will continue to publish an annual progress report over the lifetime of the strategy and delivery plan.