Crucial to effective implementation of the strategy will be adequate & sustainable funding which support ALL survivors, recognises intersectionality and works to end all forms of VAWG
Only with sufficient resources & detailed commitments can an ambitious strategy be actualised /6
A renewed focus on prevention is appreciated. We now urge the UK Government to take a lead from the wealth of prevention work already developed by the specialist sector. A public health approach is vital in eliminating VAWG
Blueprint for Prevention: welshwomensaid.org.uk/wp-cont… 5/
We are concerned that advice from the sector on creating two strategies- one for domestic abuse and one for all other forms of VAWG- has not been adopted.
In Wales (The VAWDASV (Wales) Act 2015) all forms of VAWG are viewed as intersecting and stemming from gender inequality. 4/
Developing advice for police around the reporting of street based sexual harassment is also a welcomed step. In the creation of such practices, significance must be placed on how harmful street harassment is & how vital tackling misogynistic societal views is to prevention. 3/