Eradicating Violence Against Women and Girls

This event will examine government priorities and best practice when tackling the ongoing challenge of eliminating violence against women and girls in Scotland.

Getting support right

November 2018 marked one year since the publication of the Scottish Government and COSLA’s Equally Safe strategy. Clear progress has been made with achievements such as the passing of the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018, which recognised the devastating impacts of controlling behaviour in law, and the expansion of the Rape Crisis Sexual Violence Prevention Programme in schools to tackle negative behaviours before they establish.

As amazing as progress has been so far, there is still much to be done in eradicating violence against women and girls. Join us at this timely event as we take a comprehensive look at priorities, challenges and good practice in tackling gendered violence in Scotland.

Key issues we’ll address with you

  • One year on from Equally Safe – key insights
  • Existing policy and future Scottish Government priorities for tackling violence against women
  • Primary prevention: stopping violence before it occurs
  • Ensuring support to survivors is appropriate and effective
  • Approaches to preventing violence against women in specific settings, e.g. on campus, in the workplace

Agenda*

9:15 Registration and Refreshments

9:55 Welcome and Introduction from the Chair

Liz Leonard, Journalist and Broadcaster

10:00 Session 1: Policy and Context

  • Existing policy and future Scottish Government priorities for tackling violence against women
  • Funding and legislative changes impacting Scotland's approach to preventing violence against women
  • One year on from Equally Safe – key insights 

10:00 Session speaker

10:30 Questions and Roundtable Discussion

11:00 Refreshment Break

11:30 Session 2: Tackling Violence

  • Primary prevention: stopping violence before it occurs
  • Promoting gender equality and combating harmful attitudes 
  • Taking a preventative approach through education and mentoring
  • Ensuring support to survivors is appropriate and effective

11:30 Session speaker

12:00 Session speaker

12:30 Questions and Roundtable Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: Existing Good Practice

We can learn a lot from the work of our peers from across different services, organisations and settings. This session will take a practical look at how to make a success of support in practice through in-depth case studies and roundtable discussions that will enable you to develop you learning with your colleagues.

13:30 Session speaker

14:00 Session speaker

14:30 Questions and Discussion

14:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks

Liz Leonard, Journalist and Broadcaster

15:00 Close of Event

*Agenda subject to change


Our events are CPD certified. The full day of this event is equivalent to 3 CPD points.
A certificate is available on request post-event to all attendees.

 

 

Venue
Central Edinburgh, venue to be confirmed in due course.

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Reduced rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Standard rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, housing associations, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Private Sector rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For all event enquiries please email enquiries@holyrood.com or call 0131 285 1635

Dates
20 June 2019
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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