The Tackling Gender-Based Violence Conference 2023
30th Mar 2023 to 30th Mar 2023
In the past two years, a series of high profile crimes against women have brought tackling and preventing gender-based violence to the forefront of the political landscape in the United Kingdom. In March 2022, the Home Office released the National Statement of Expectations which outlined guidance on commissioning Violence Against Women and Girls Services.. Moreover, the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 included £125 million of funding dedicated to tackling gender-based violence, indicating a current robust focus on combatting VAWG across local communities. Although substantial steps have been taken to build awareness on gender-based violence, local government, police forces and charities must continue to work together to prevent VAWG and support those affected by it.
- In 2021, an estimated 1.6 million women aged 16-74 experienced domestic abuse in England and Wales, according to the Office for National Statistics 2021
- In the year ending March 2020, 81 women were killed in a domestic homicide according to the Office for National Statistics 2021
- One in seven children and young people under 18 will have lived with domestic violence at some point in their childhood, according to Women’s Aid
- Cases of image abuse increased by over 40% between 2020 and 2021, according to a report by the South West Grid for Learning
Join us at The Tackling Gender-Based Violence Conference 2023 to hear the latest policies and initiatives from experts across the public and voluntary sectors in preventing VAWG and supporting people experiencing gender-based violence. You will hear best practice case studies covering a range of key topics, including supporting LGBTQ+ people experiencing gender-based violence, implementing a multi-agency approach and ensuring access to support services for people experiencing VAWG. You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the public and voluntary sectors to share common challenges in working in partnership to tackle gender-based violence.
✓ Hear the latest national updates and funding for tackling gender-based violence
✓ Best practice strategies for providing effective wrap-around support to people experiencing gender-based violence
✓ Hear exemplary case studies from a range of local authorities, police forces and charities
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the public sector
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)