GREATER Manchester’s leaders have taken a major step forward to tackle gender-based violence in the city-region by approving an ambitious 10-year strategy that confronts the issue head-on.
For several months, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has been working with partners on a long-term plan to improve the city-region’s response to gender-based violence and identify methods to prevent it from happening in the first place.
The strategy outlines how Greater Manchester intends to tackle the many forms of gender-based violence through a whole-system approach. While the issue can affect all, evidence shows that most gender-based violence is committed against women and girls, in the main by men and boys.
The strategy has been shaped following consultation with individuals, professionals, community groups and charities including those that support victims and survivors; the Greater Manchester Women and Girls Equality Panel; Disability Panel; Older People’s Network; and a sub-group of the Race Equality Panel.
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