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Violence against women and girls: advisory group final report and recommendations

Department for Education (DFE)
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Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advisory Group final report and recommendations 1DCSF Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advisory Group DCSF Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advisory Group final report and recommendations Purpose and membership of advisory group 1. DCSF set up the Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advisory Group in July 2009. Its key role is to provide advice to Ministers on how schools can most effectively tackle the issue of violence against women and girls, as part of the development of the cross government VAWG Strategy. 2. The VAWG Advisory Group is made up of experts and practitioners representing key stakeholder organizations: schools, the Anti-Bullying Alliance, the PSHE Association, the Sex Education Forum, Kids Taskforce, the NSPCC, Womankind, Refuge, Women’s Aid, the End Violence Against Women Coalition, and the Greater London Domestic Violence Project. Over the last six months, the Group has considered how current strands of DCSF work with schools, which have the potential to impact on the violence against girls and women agenda, can be most effectively harnessed to maximise impact. The Group considered specific issues (e.g. pornography), evidence of the effectiveness of previous interventions in schools, and policy developments (e.g. the new Sex and Relationships Guidance for schools). 3. The Group advised the DCSF on its contributions to the Home Office’s cross government strategy, ‘Together we can End Violence Against Women and Girls’, launched in November 2009. This report reflects the Group’s scrutiny of current relevant work strands and makes recommendations on new strands of work to ensure schools’ impact on preventing and tackling violence against women and girls is maximised. Legislation on Violence Against Women and Girls 4. The UK Government has endorsed the following International laws which secures the right of women and the recommendations found in this report reflect but do not go be

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