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COSLA operates a 24 hour, 365 day a year media service. The media team issues statements and news about Scottish local government, and campaigns on specific issues. Media enquiries should be directed to David J Kennedy, Head of Media and Communications, 0131 474 9205, davidk@cosla.gov.uk or Sean Torrens, Policy Assistant (Media and Communications), 0131 474 9215, sean@cosla.gov.uk 

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10 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 11

The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon said 'There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women...
 
10 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 11

The eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon said 'There is one universal truth, applicable to all countries, cultures and communities: violence against women...
 
7 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 10

As this year’s 16 Days Campaign draws to an end, COSLA highlights some of the events and initiatives delivered by Violence Against Women Partnerships (VAWPs) across Scotland in...
 
6 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 9

Local Government has an important role to play in tackling violence against women and girls. COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Spokesperson, Cllr Kelly Parry says, “as co-owner of...
 
5 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 8

COSLA is working with Close the Gap in the development of an Employer Accreditation Programme to support the implementation of the Equally Safe Strategy.The Employer Accreditation...
 
4 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 7

‘Everyday Heroes is a Programme designed by a group of young and adult experts on gender-based violence to help make Scotland a safer and more equal country. It was developed to...
 
3 December 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 6

Equally Safe is Scotland’s strategy to tackle all forms of violence against women and girls: this includes human trafficking and exploitation.Human trafficking and exploitation...
 
30 November 2018

Council Leaders back call for People's Vote

Scotland’s Council Leaders have today (Friday) backed the call for a People’s Vote in relation to Brexit. The decision was taken at a meeting of Council Leaders in Edinburgh...
 
30 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 5

Saturday 1st December marks the end of the first week of 16 Days of Activism. Today, COSLA takes the opportunity to shine a light on some of the events and initiatives organised...
 
29 November 2018

COSLA supports 16 Days of Activism - Day 4

Equally Safe is Scotland's strategy to prevent and eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls. The Strategy and its associated Delivery Plan was developed by COSLA...