Scottish Government allocates £34.5m to ending violence against women
The Scottish Government ahas allocated £34.5 million over the three years to 2015 to increase the support available to women who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. The money will be distributed to 138 projects.
Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said: "Tackling violence against women is a high priority for the Scottish Government and I have always been very clear that violence against women will not be tolerated."
"We value the work that is done by many organisations in combating such violence, and that is why we are investing this money in helping to improve the support that is available for victims of abuse. Since 2007, funding for violence against women work has doubled and the Scottish Government has demonstrated its commitment, despite budget constraints, to maintaining spending in this crucial area of work."