Our ambition is to end violence against women and girls. This section contains our strategic vision and work we’re planning over the coming spending review period.
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Taking action - The next chapter
Updating the previous call to end violence to women and girls action plan, this contains 100 actions to tackle violence against women.
Published 8 March 2012.
Teenage rape prevention
The new campaign aims to prevent teenagers from becoming victims and perpetrators of sexual violence and abuse.
Published 5 March 2012
Young people's advocates
Organisations bid for grants to fund young people's advocates posts, so that direct and dedicated support can be given to under 18s.
Published 9 February 2012
Three steps to escaping violence against women and girls leaftlet
Report the violence; take action to escape; keep safe. Our new leaflet offers advice for women, girls and children and is available in 12 languages.
Published 6 February 2012
What we're doing
Updated action plan
On 8 March 2012, to mark International Women's Day, we launched an updated version of the violence against women and girls action plan. It builds on the strategic vision, action plan and progress review to deliver an updated set of actions to take.
In the strategic vision to end violence against women and girls, the government committed to providing central funding on a stable basis over the spending review period, giving the police the tools they need, spreading effective practice, and giving communities the information they need to hold government to account.
The Call to end violence to women and girls action plan contained measures for central government to:
- prevent violence from happening by challenging the attitudes and behaviours which foster it and intervening early where possible to prevent it
- provide adequate levels of support where violence does occur
- work in partnership to obtain the best outcome for victims and their families
- take action to reduce the risk to women and girls who are victims of these crimes and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice
An action plan progress review was published in November 2011 to assess what we've achieved so far.
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- Department of Health: violence against women and children
- Forced marriage unit
- Female genital mutilation
- Government equalities office
- National domestic violence helpline
- National stalking helpline
- The poppy project
- NSPCC Helpline
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