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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Key activity summary

On 26 November 2012, to mark International Day for the elimination of violence against women, we have made a number of announcements and published a short summary of our key activity over the last year. A full review of the action plan will be published in March 2013.

Strategic vision

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 strategy 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

Updated action plan

On 8 March 2013, 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, previous annual action plans and progress review to deliver an updated set of actions to take.

Read A call to end violence against women and girls: action plan 2013.

Previous action plans

The first call to end violence to women and girls action plan was published in March 2011.

An action plan progress review was published in November 2011.

In 2012 we published a further review of progress: Call to end violence against women and girls. Taking action - the next chapter.

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