Against Women - Show Your Support in 3 Simple Steps!
The Women's Coalition - Scottish Women's Aid, Rape Crisis
Scotland , Engender, The Zero Tolerance Trust, The Women's
Support Project, its networks of stakeholder organisations
and individuals request of the new Scottish Government to
pledge its commitment to addressing violence against women
over the next four years.
Scotland has been at the forefront of developing innovative
work on violence against women from a gender-based analysis.
The last decade has seen a number of significant developments
in Scotland in relation to work to address violence against
This has included the development of a domestic abuse strategy,
with related training and prevention strategies, and, more
recently, a broadening out of the focus to encompass the
continuum of violence against women to include rape, commercial
sexual exploitation and so called traditional practices.
You can actively support The Statement of Intent 2007 Campaign
by urging your MSPs to build on the considerable advances
made over the past 10 years to tackle the issue and to continue
to invest in the work necessary to make Scotland a safe,
just and equal society for women.
Step 1. Sign the e-petition
Step 2. Find out who your MSP is by clicking here
a) Ask them to sign the Statement of Intent if they have
not done so already. The list of signed MSPs will be updated
here) and if they haven't signed email them a copy
to the Statement of Intent 2007 and letter (click
here Word doc).
b) Ask your MSP to support Motion S3M-548 The Women's Coalition
Statement of Intent 2007 and thereby pledging their support
to prioritising women's issues over the next four years.
"S3M-548 Shirley-Anne Somerville (Lothians) (SNP):
Women's Coalition Statement of Intent 2007- That the Parliament
affirms its commitment to ending violence against women
by endorsing the Women's Coalition Statement of Intent 2007;
calls on the Scottish Government to adopt a broad definition
of violence against women, which makes the link between
domestic abuse, rape and commercial sexual exploitation,
and to continue provision of funding to violence against
women projects in order to ensure the continuation of essential
services to women and children experiencing violence, and
further calls on the Scottish Government to continue to
develop strategic work on violence against women, guided
by the multi-agency National Group to Address Violence Against
Women and enabled by the Violence Against Women Team within
the Equality Unit at the Scottish Government, and to commit
to changing public attitudes and behaviours through education
initiatives and public awareness campaigns, alongside ensuring
effective legal protection for women and children experiencing
You voted for them - now make them work for you!
Step 3. Ask your organisation / workplace, Trade Union,
church, associations etc. to sign up to the Statement of
can download a copy here (Word doc) . For further information
on The Statement of Intent please click here or contact
Sonia Leal, Communications Officer, Zero Tolerance - 0131
RESPECT YOURSELF RESPECT OTHERS RESPECT DIFFERENCE
Fundraising Events and Communications Officer
The Zero Tolerance Charitable Trust
11 Maritime Street Edinburgh EH6 6SB