Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

The WSCP and the Domestic Abuse Alliance are delighted to publish our three-year Violence Against Women and Girls strategy.

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) refers to a range of crimes, with the common theme that they disproportionately affect women and girls. This strategy has been developed to help professionals identify, prevent and respond to all gender-based violence.

The strategy, and its four key priority areas of prevention and education; support for victims; reducing harm; and building safer communities, all aim to bring about a cultural shift leading to long-term change in attitudes, and to ensure that agencies and professionals are able to identify and respond to violence and abuse, whilst safeguarding and supporting victims and pursuing perpetrators, provide appropriate safety and support for victims and tackle perpetrators.

The DA Alliance and the WSCP are particularly grateful to all the individual women and girls who shared their experiences with us to inform this strategy.

The full strategy, resources and places which can offer support can be found here:
VAWG Strategy Webpage