Award for work to reduce abuse

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The Dumfries and Galloway Domestic Abuse and Violence Against Women Partnership (DAVAWP) has received the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Bronze Award in recognition of their LGBT inclusive work on domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence.

The DAVAWP recognises that women and men can experience gender based violence and up to 1 in 4 LGBT people in Scotland experience domestic abuse, with devastating consequences for the victims and a high cost to the economy.

Daniel McKeever, Interim DAVAWP Chairman said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the LGBT Bronze Award. Taking the LGBT Charter Journey was a natural and logical development for us. Issues of equality and fairness are key to our work to address gender based violence.”