From Public Health Scotland today, to a resounding silence in ‘our media’:
Ending violence against women and girls – A public health approach.
Remember the success of the public health, as opposed to criminal, approach to knife crime? Newsworthy eh? Nope, nothing on this. Maybe the Guardian will spot it.
From the report:
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is a major public health, equality and human rights issue with significant and adverse consequences for health and wellbeing over the life course.
Gender-based violence is recognised within the definition of VAWG included in the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Scotland’s national VAWG strategy, Equally Safe.
It covers a spectrum of violence and abuse committed primarily but not exclusively against women by men. This
includes, but is not limited to, domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, stalking and harassment, commercial sexual exploitation and harmful traditional practices such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage and so-called ‘honour’-based violence.
These forms of violence are recognised as ‘a function of gender inequality and an abuse of male power and privilege’.1 To prevent gender-based violence we need to consider the social norms, structures and gender roles that influence women and girls’ vulnerability to violence.
Early in 2022, Public Health Scotland published a series of reports exploring the links between VAWG and Scotland’s six public health priorities.2 These priorities provide a foundation for the systemic change needed to achieve real and tangible improvements in the nation’s health and are intended to provide a focus for ourhttps://www.publichealthscotland.scot/media/17512/ending-violence-against-women-and-girls-a-public-health-approach.pdf
Of interest too:
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If its not negative SNP/Sturgeon news , then its NOT news !
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Women who cohabit , do not have equal rights. They have to put in a claim within a year of separation, legal fees are high (£450 an hour). There is little legal action and a job to find a solicitor. It takes too long. Women have to stay in abusive, unsafe situations. Or lose the roof over their heads.Letting agencies, illegally, charged six months + deposit, upfront.
The Law has been changed in England so women can get legal aid.,without losing the roof over their heads.
A Domestic Abuse Act that cannot be dropped or appealed.,The Police are not w charging victims under the Act. People with additional needs. With no support or diversity. The Police acting as judge and jury. Without legal or diversity training. A majority of people are on the spectrum and need help and understanding. Or proper total abstinence Rehab. Not on methadone for years. More problems lining up. Impossible. £40,000 a year. Proper rehab would be better overall. To get people alcohol and drug free. They can work and have more sustainable .for a better life. A higher, happier life expectancy.