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The Department of Justice has issued two Calls for Views on issues to help inform the content, themes and overall direction of a new Domestic and Sexual Abuse strategy and a Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy.

The Equally Safe Strategy (a Strategy to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls) this is intended to tackle violent and abusive behaviour directed at women and girls precisely because they are women and girls.  This Strategy will reach more widely to include other acts and threats of gender based violence that result in, or may result in physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, whether occurring in public or in private life, in the physical world or online.

Siobhán has already conducted a focus group session to discuss the questions in these calls for evidence.  We would like to arrange some further focus group sessions to discuss these important Strategies.  Please get in touch with Siobhán as soon as possible if you could organise a focus group session or can provide any other input to this call for evidence.  You can get in touch with Siobhán

The deadline for responses to this consultation has now been extended to Monday 21st March 2022 and it is available here