Eight: Meeting the challenge? Responding to rape in Scotland

This chapter outlines the Scottish legislative and policy response to rape, discusses some of the problems facing survivors of sexual violence in their search for justice, considers the possible impact of some of the developments in recent years, and suggests some possible future directions. The Scottish government is acknowledged as being at the international forefront of work to tackle violence against women. Violence against women is seen by the Scottish government as having its roots in the inequality between men and women in society.

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