Working to end violence against women

The Church of Scotland’s Violence Against Women Task Group Integrity supports the national Church to tackle violence against women, girls and children and to develop resources and tools for local churches, congregations and communities.

We work across the Church of Scotland to ensure that there is a strategic and effective approach to tackling this issue. Our members are a mixture of staff, volunteers, elders and ministers, and are drawn from Church of Scotland councils, committees, and congregations from across the country.

We aim to work to prevent and eradicate violence against women, girls and children through  promoting a culture where gender justice is central to our life and work, where all individuals are equally safe and respected, where women, girls and children live free from gendered abuse and where the cultural and theological attitudes that help perpetrate it are named and challenged.

In order to do this, we work within the Church, with key ecumenical and interfaith partners, with wider civil society and within our communities and congregations to support work to end violence against women, girls and children.

Violence Against Women Charter

Violence against women poster

Signing up to and displaying the Church of Scotland Violence Against Women Charter is a public statement that your church is working towards creating a safer space for everyone affected by violence against women, girls and children.

Download the charter

Do you have questions about the charter or would you like support in taking this forward in your church? Please get in touch.

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Get in touch

Contact us at integrity@churchofscotland.org.uk for more information or to find out how to get involved in our work.