From government policy to university priority: reframing gender based violence in Scotland

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    In Scotland, the majority of victims of GBV (including domestic abuse, rape, sexual assault and forced marriage) and a substantial proportion are aged between 16 and 25 years. While Scotland has similarities with UK-wide approaches to preventing gender-based violence, its distinctiveness comes from its commitment to framing national policy within the context of a gendered analysis of abuse emphasising the inter-play between gendered power relations and gender inequality. ‘Equally Safe’ outlines current Scottish Government policy for the prevention and elimination of VAW. Scottish universities have a crucial role to play in achieving this strategic vision and there is now growing recognition that Scottish HEIs also have a responsibility to reframe existing policy frameworks in order to incorporate robust measures to prevent GBV on their campuses. Of the estimated 223,000 students in Scotland, 57% are women. Recent NUS research (including a small Scottish sample) found that 1 in 4 women students in the UK were subject to unwanted sexual behaviour during their studies. There is clearly a need to investigate the wider extent of GBV on Scottish campuses.
    As part of a wider research and KE team, the presenters are currently implementing Equally Safe in a HEI setting. The two-year Equally Safe in Higher Education (ESHE) project will generate new data on attitudes to, and the extent of, gender-based violence on campus and produce a national toolkit for Higher Education. This paper will outline our distinctive partnership approach and current progress in implementing national policy across four work-streams: Prevention; Early Intervention; Corporate Policy, Campus Safety and Staff Development; Curriculum Development and Knowledge Exchange. Additionally, this paper will present early findings from the research stream which includes a campus-wide survey and staff and student interviews.

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    ConferenceTackling Gender Based Violence in Universities
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityNewcastle
    Period14/03/1714/03/17

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    violence
    university
    gender
    abuse
    staff
    student
    curriculum development
    assault
    rape
    education
    marriage
    commitment
    responsibility
    interview
    knowledge

    Keywords

    • gender based violence
    • Scotland
    • national policy
    • gender inequality
    • violence against women
    • higher education institutions

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    McCarry, M., & Donaldson, A. (2017). From government policy to university priority: reframing gender based violence in Scotland. Paper presented at Tackling Gender Based Violence in Universities, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
    McCarry, Melanie ; Donaldson, Anni. / From government policy to university priority : reframing gender based violence in Scotland. Paper presented at Tackling Gender Based Violence in Universities, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
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    McCarry, M & Donaldson, A 2017, 'From government policy to university priority: reframing gender based violence in Scotland' Paper presented at Tackling Gender Based Violence in Universities, Newcastle, United Kingdom, 14/03/17 - 14/03/17, .

    From government policy to university priority : reframing gender based violence in Scotland. / McCarry, Melanie; Donaldson, Anni.

    2017. Paper presented at Tackling Gender Based Violence in Universities, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

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