The public health approach to preventing gender-based violence
The Equality and Social Justice Committee is undertaking an inquiry into 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:
>>> Put a spotlight on what works in preventing gender-based violence before it occurs (primary prevention) and intervening earlier to stop violence from escalating (secondary prevention).
>>> Consider the effectiveness of 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.
>>> 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 launched a consultation on 8 March 2023. The consultation will close on 28 April 2023.
The inquiry forms part of the Committee’s work on women’s safety and gender-based violence.
Business type: Committee Inquiry
Reason considered: Senedd Business;
First published: 08/03/2023