Gender-based violence (GBV) is a major public health issue.  Having a workforce trained in the identification and management of abuse is essential if we are to address not only today’s health problems but those of future generations.

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What is gender-based violence?

“Violence that is directed against a woman because she is a woman, or violence that affects women disproportionately.  It includes acts that inflict physical, mental or sexual harm or suffering, threats of such acts, coercion and other deprivations of liberty” (United Nations, 1992)


2 new resources on Human Trafficking

Can You Read the Signs – guidance for health staff and an e-learning module have been developed.

Access e-module NHS: https://nhs.learnprouk.com  or learnPro Community: https://community.learnprouk.com

Guidance for human trafficking released

Guidance for human trafficking.

Employee PIN policy

Scottish Government employee PIN policy published.

Support for Survivors

If you are looking for support for your own experiences of GBV you can call:

Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline
0800 027 1234

Rape Crisis Scotland
08088 010302

or click on:

Scottish Womens Aid

Survivor Scotland

Galop National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline


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