The Scottish Government has a range of initiatives to tackle violence against women and many local authorities treat it as a priority concern. However there are still serious gaps in the provision of services to women who have faced violence and a lot more work to be done on awareness raising and prevention.
Our elected representatives need to hear that we want them to act to end violence against women.
Email your MSPs, MPs and councillors and ask them to sign the White Ribbon pledge and to do everything within their powers to eliminate violence against women.
Download our sample letter. It will be more effective if you adapt it and put it in your own words.
Find out more about the End Violence Against Women Campaign an unprecedented coalition of activists, survivors, academics and service providers who are calling on the Government, public bodies and others to take concerted action to end violence against women.
Find out about Scottish Government's work on violence against women
Violence and the threat of violence affect women across the world, regardless of wealth, race, and culture. It inflicts devastating physical and psychological impacts on women and has wide-ranging costs for their families communities and societies.