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Perth & Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership

About Us

Information about the Perth & Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership.

Membership

The following organisations are members:

  • Perthshire Women’s Aid
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASAC) Perth and Kinross
  • Barnardo’s
  • Victim Support Scotland
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Prison Service
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
  • NHS Tayside
  • Perth & Kinross Council    
    • Housing Department
    • Social Work Services
    • Child Protection Services
  • Perth Soroptimists
  • PACT – Perth Action of Churches Together
  • PKAVS Minority Communities Hub - Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service Ltd. 

Guiding Principles

The guiding principles which underpin the work of the Perth & Kinross Violence Against Women Partnership are:

  • Prevention - to prevent, remove or diminish the risk of violence against women and its impact on children and young people
  • Protection - to protect women from victimisation, repeat victimisation or harassment by perpetrators and protect the children and young people affected.
  • Provision - to provide adequate services to deal with the consequences of violence against women and children to help them rebuild their lives.
  • Participation - to ensure policy making and practice development around violence against women is shaped by the experiences, needs and views of those who use services.

Definition of Violence Against Women

PKVAWP understands violence against women as a consequence of the social inequalities which exist between men and women. It recognises that violence against women, children and young people can take many forms and that some women, children and young people may experience different and/or multiple forms of male violence over their lifetime. The PKVAWP supports the following Scottish Government definition of violence against women:

Violence against women encompasses but is not limited to the following:

“Physical, sexual and psychological violence occurring in the family, within the general community, or in institutions including: domestic abuse; rape; sexual assault; stalking and sexual harassment and intimidation at work and in the public sphere; commercial sexual exploitation, including prostitution, trafficking and pornography; child sexual abuse and adult survivors of child sexual abuse; dowry related violence; female genital mutilation; forced and child marriages and ‘so called honour crimes.”

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