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.
We recognise that gender-based violence is a significant community safety issue, affecting people from a wide range of diverse backgrounds.
We support and coordinate 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.