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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-19439: Jeremy Balfour (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 18 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to break down the barriers of social stigma that prevent men from seeking support from professional services for victims of domestic abuse.

Answered by: Christina McKelvie 2 November 2018

Tackling gender stereotypes, such as those that present barriers of social stigma that prevent men with experience of gender based violence from seeking support, are a key part of the work of Equally Safe. Priority 2 of the Equally Safe delivery plan is to tackle gender inequality and the actions in the delivery plan are there to support all victims of gender based violence.