Gender-Based Violence Strategy Consultation

Closes 1 Aug 2021

Our key priorities

In this strategy, we are committing to taking action to enable a radical transformation to Greater Manchester’s approach to gender-based violence. We’ve set out key priorities to help achieve our ambition of improving safety for women and girls, challenging misogyny, tackling gender equality, and holding the perpetrators of gender-based violence to account.

Our key priorities

  1. Tackle the attitudes and underlying inequalities that foster gender-based violence
  1. Mobilise the public, employers, health service and educational institutions to work alongside the police and criminal justice system to protect victims and prevent violence and harassment
  1. Make it as easy as possible for victims and survivors to access the support and guidance they need, and providing high quality, joined up victim-focused services across health care, criminal justice and other specialist providers
  1. Ensure all frontline staff understand anyone can become a victim of gender- based violence and that poverty, economic insecurity and other inequalities compound people’s vulnerability to victimisation
  1. Anticipate the threats posed to victims by online forms of abuse, while building investment in new technologies to increase reporting, open up access to services and provide evidence in criminal cases
  1. Reduce the risk of homelessness that forces many victims and their children to endure domestic abuse and increase the options for rehousing perpetrators to minimise the harm caused to victims
  1. Develop a culture of reflective learning that builds on the work provided by specialist providers; enabling all frontline professionals to redress shortcomings in service provision at a system level and access the very best international research and evidence, so as to continually develop best practice
  1. Provide state of the art training and risk assessment tools for those working with victims and perpetrators, which anticipate the diverse and complex needs of many service users
  1. Work with employers, professional bodies and government inspectorates to set new professional standards for tackling gender-based violence and harassment, including responding to reports of it in the workplace, and by or against professionals working in the sector
  1. Measure the effectiveness of our interventions and public engagement campaigns to ensure they increase safety for victims, change attitudes and behaviour, and reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence and the gendered inequalities underpinning it
  1. Maximise accountability to victims and survivors, especially with regard to police and justice outcomes; while working with the public, especially young people, to tackle the norms, attitudes and inequalities that enable, justify and excuse gender-based violence; protecting those at risk of harm; and working with those at risk of perpetrating it
1. Overall, to what extent do you agree or disagree that these are the right priorities to end gender-based violence in Greater Manchester?
2. Which three priorities do you believe are the most important to end gender-based violence in Greater Manchester? Rank three in order of importance, with 1 being the most important

Key Priorities

  1. Tackle the attitudes and underlying inequalities that foster gender-based violence
  1. Mobilise the public, employers, health service and educational institutions to work alongside the police and criminal justice system to protect victims and prevent violence and harassment
  1. Make it as easy as possible for victims and survivors to access the support and guidance they need, and providing high quality, joined up victim-focused services across health care, criminal justice and other specialist providers
  1. Ensure all frontline staff understand anyone can become a victim of gender- based violence and that poverty, economic insecurity and other inequalities compound people’s vulnerability to victimisation
  1. Anticipate the threats posed to victims by online forms of abuse, while building investment in new technologies to increase reporting, open up access to services and provide evidence in criminal cases
  1. Reduce the risk of homelessness that forces many victims and their children to endure domestic abuse and increase the options for rehousing perpetrators to minimise the harm caused to victims
  1. Develop a culture of reflective learning that builds on the work provided by specialist providers; enabling all frontline professionals to redress shortcomings in service provision at a system level and access the very best international research and evidence, so as to continually develop best practice
  1. Provide state of the art training and risk assessment tools for those working with victims and perpetrators, which anticipate the diverse and complex needs of many service users
  1. Work with employers, professional bodies and government inspectorates to set new professional standards for tackling gender-based violence and harassment, including responding to reports of it in the workplace, and by or against professionals working in the sector
  1. Measure the effectiveness of our interventions and public engagement campaigns to ensure they increase safety for victims, change attitudes and behaviour, and reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence and the gendered inequalities underpinning it
  1. Maximise accountability to victims and survivors, especially with regard to police and justice outcomes; while working with the public, especially young people, to tackle the norms, attitudes and inequalities that enable, justify and excuse gender-based violence; protecting those at risk of harm; and working with those at risk of perpetrating it
3. Do you have any other comments about these priorities?