Motion ref. S5M-14904
Hear Me Too: 16 days of activism to end violence against women and girls
Submitted by: Christina McKelvie, Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, November 26, 2018
Supported by: Shirley-Anne Somerville, David Torrance, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, November 27, 2018
That the Parliament welcomes the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence and 2018's theme to "End Gender-based Violence in the World of Work"; commends the many activists and organisations, both in Scotland and across the world, that are providing frontline support for survivors, raising awareness of this important issue and working tirelessly to challenge the underlying attitudes and inequalities that perpetuate violence against women and girls; reaffirms its support for Equally Safe, Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls; reflects on the advancements made and welcomes the publication of the first progress report for Equally Safe; continues its work to eliminate sexual harassment; notes that this is a societal issue and calls on communities everywhere to stand shoulder to shoulder in sending a clear message that violence against women and girls is never acceptable, and urges everyone in Scotland to continue to challenge harassment and abuse, hold perpetrators to account for their behaviour and work together to build a Scotland where everyone can live equally safe.