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.
Use this website to:
- access information for health workers
- find out what is happening in your Health Board
- get signposted to resources and other support organisations
- access the latest research and evidence on GBV
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)
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2 new resources on Human Trafficking
Can You Read the Signs – guidance for health staff and an e-learning module have been developed.
Guidance for human trafficking released
Employee PIN policy
Scottish Government employee PIN policy published.