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Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015

Jurasz, Olga (2018). Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015. In: Rackley, Erika and Auchmuty, Rosemary eds. Women's Legal Landmarks: Celebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland. Hart.

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Abstract

The Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 (VAW Act) is the first piece of legislation in the United Kingdom to explicitly and specifically address violence against women as opposed to ‘domestic violence’ generally. Following a unanimous vote of the National Assembly for Wales, it became law in Wales on 29 April 2015. Its key purpose is to improve the public sector response in relation to the prevention of acts of gender-based violence, domestic abuse, and sexual violence, the protection of victims, and support of those affected. This chapter considers the significance of the Act for protection of women from violence and for prevention of VAW.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 1-78225-979-1, 978-1-78225-979-4
Keywords: violence against women (VAW); Wales; sexual violence; domestic violence; prevention
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Law
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Citizenship and Governance
Item ID: 57064
Depositing User: Olga Jurasz
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 14:22
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 21:46
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/57064
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