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The public health approach to preventing gender-based violence

Purpose of the consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Equality and Social Justice Committee is conducting an inquiry focusing on the public health approach to preventing gender-based violence. The inquiry will explore how effective the implementation of a public health approach to preventing gender-based violence has been, and what more could be done.


Terms of reference

The terms of reference for the inquiry are to consider:


>>>What works in preventing gender-based violence before it occurs (primary prevention) and intervening earlier to stop violence from escalating (secondary prevention).

>>>How effective is a public health approach to preventing gender-based violence and what more needs to be done to address the needs of different groups of women, including LGBT+, ethnic minorities, young and older people at risk of  violence at home and in public spaces.

>>>What is the role of the public sector and specialist services (including the police, schools, the NHS, the third sector and other organisations that women and girls turn to for support) in identifying, tackling and preventing violence against women, and their role in supporting victims and survivors.



The Committee is currently inviting views on the Terms of Reference and will be holding oral evidence sessions in the summer term.


The deadline for submissions is 10.00 on 28 April 2023.


Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme, the Committee welcomes contributions in both or either of our official languages, and we ask organisations that are subject to Welsh Language standards or schemes to respond in line with their own obligations. Please inform the Committee when submitting responses if you intend to provide a translation at a later date.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Equality and Social Justice Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565