Violence against women and girls

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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Strategic vision

In the strategic vision to end violence against women and girls, the government has 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.

Action plan

On 8 March 2011, the government launched an action plan, including 88 actions to realise our vision.

The action plan contains 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
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