We believe that this approach, building on the groundbreaking work to date on domestic abuse, will put Scotland at the forefront of tackling violence against women. This work is central to the Government's purpose, and to several of our national outcomes. We are committed to making Scotland a safer place for all who live here.
Any form of violence, whether from a partner or ex partner, from a stranger or from someone in the workplace or community, is never acceptable. Violence blights lives and communities and holds us back from achieving all we can, as individuals and as a society. Violence against women in particular exacts a heavy toll, and in its widest sense impacts on all of us. We need to work together to end it.