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The National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence.

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  1. Guiding Principles for Public Awareness Raising Activities relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based violence

 

Guiding Principles for Public Awareness Raising Activities relating to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence


Cosc would like to advise that Guiding Principles for Public Awareness Raising Activities relating to Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based violence have been developed (Click Here  to download a copy of the guiding principles). 


The guiding principles have been agreed by the National Steering Committee on Violence Against Women (NSC) based on work and recommendations from its Public Awareness Sub-Committee (PASC).  Cosc would like to extend its appreciation to the Chair of PASC, RCNI and the Committee members for their work in developing these principles.


The document outlines guiding principles for conducting public awareness raising activities related to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence and is intended as a guide to organisations and professionals undertaking such activities.  The guiding principles form part of the implementation of the National Strategy on Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence 2010-2014 and have been developed in support of activities 1.2 and 3.3 which aim to provide guidance on practical steps to increase personal safety for those most at risk from domestic, sexual and gender-based violence. 


Primarily, the guiding principles aim to encourage a shift from a focus of public awareness raising activities on the victim to an inclusion of a focus on the perpetrator and bystander whilst also ensuring that information on support services is available to victims/survivors.


The guiding principles are included in the Guidance Manual for applicants for the Cosc Grant Awareness Raising Grant Scheme 2011.  We would encourage organisations developing new public awareness raising campaigns relating to domestic, sexual and gender-based violence that they take the guiding principles into account.