Gender-based violence is violence directed against someone on the basis of their gender.
‘Violence against women’ and ‘gender- based violence’ are often used interchangeably as most gender-based violence is inflicted by men on women and girls. It is important though to acknowledge that most men do not commit acts of gender- based violence and that they too can be victims.
Community Safety Glasgow recognises that gender-based violence is a significant community safety issue, affecting people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.
CSG supports and coordinates the work of the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership (GVAWP) and all of its working groups. This strategic partnership brings together all key partners that have a role in tackling violence against women, including Police Scotland, the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Life and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
Our dedicated Violence against Women Team is responsible for the development and delivery of the city-wide strategic plan to prevent and eradicate violence against women in all of its forms. The team also supports the delivery of:
- 16 Days of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women: a global awareness-raising campaign that aims to raise awareness of the impact of violence against women
- White Ribbon City: a city-wide campaign to unite communities in challenging violence against women, to work towards a Glasgow committed to preventing and eliminating violence against women
- Multi-Agency Workshops: multi-agency, half-day awareness workshops on violence against women that run throughout the year.
To read more about our Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance, our Specialist domestic abuse advocacy and support service ASSIST and our Routes Out of prostitution service, click on the links in the navigation menu above.