A report of Scottish Women's Aid's analysis of all local authority Gender Equality Schemes in Scotland highlighting the extent to which current schemes include measures to tackle violence against women.
The Equality Act 2006 placed a statutory duty - the Gender Equality Duty (GED) introduced in 2007 - on all public bodies when carrying out their functions to have due regard to the
To support progress in delivering this duty public bodies have a specific duty to publish a Gender Equality Scheme (GES) which sets out their priorities and objectives to further gender equality. Progress on meeting the objectives in the GES is reported on annually and the scheme is revised every three years - with the first revision due by the end of June 2010.
The EHRC published guidance on meeting the GED for public bodies, and made it explicit that addressing violence against women is crucial for tackling the causes and consequences of gender inequality.
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Added: February 5, 2015