These pages contain information about violence against women and the work of the Scottish Government Gender Equality and Violence Against Women Team.
For many decades Scotland has been at the forefront of work to tackle violence against women, and we have received international recognition for this. Protecting women and children from all forms of violence and preventing it from occurring in the first place are national priorities.
In July 2010, Scottish Ministers published reports giving an overview of progress made by listed public bodies in tackling violence against women and occupational segregation.
Find out more about the links between gender and violence against women.
Recent work within the team has included the Forced Marriage Bill and the Caledonian System, an accredited court-mandated system of intervention with perpetrators and victims of domestic abuse.
See the latest work that's been done by Voice Against Violence a group of 8 young people with experience of domestic abuse through Voice Against Violence.