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East Ayrshire Violence Against Women Partnership (EAVAWP) was formed in 2010 to bring together individuals and organisations who can provide a comprehensive partnership response to violence against women.  

The partnership representatives comprises of a wide range of public and independent organisations including:

  • East Ayrshire Council (Housing, Social Work, Education and Early Years)
  • NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • Strathclyde Police
  • Scottish Reporters
  • Procurator Fiscal Office
  • Kilmarnock Prison
  • Ayrshire College
  • South West Scotland Criminal Justice Authority
  • Victim Support
  • East Ayrshire Women's Aid
  • East Ayrshire Rape Counselling and Resource Centre
  • Break the Silence

Violence against women strategic plan

We have produced our new Strategic Plan for 2021-24. This plan is primarily about identifying key issues and themes surrounding violence against women and outlines the actions we have collectively agreed to tackle them, over the next three years. The Plan sets out key national and local context and confirms our partnership’s vision of:

‘Working together to improve safety, wellbeing and equality for all women and girls in East Ayrshire.'

Violence Against Women Strategic Plan 2021 to 2024 (PDF 4.73 MB)

For further information please contact the lead officer for the East Ayrshire Council Violence Against Women Partnership at the address below.

Women's safety survey

The East Ayrshire Violence Against Women Partnership wants to understand the strength of feeling about the safety of women and girls in East Ayrshire.

This survey focuses on the views of women and girls aged over 16, looking at their perceptions of personal safety in East Ayrshire and ideas on ways to make communities safer for women and girls.

View the results which are informing future activities of community safety partners:

Women's safety in our communities survey results (PDF 1.85Mb)

Advice and information

Get advice and information on the following topics, including where victims can go for support in East Ayrshire:

White Ribbon Scotland campaign

East Ayrshire is an affiliated White Ribbon Local Authority Area. White Ribbon Scotland is a campaign to involve men in tackling violence against women. It is a joint initiative by a coalition of organisations, individuals and groups of men around Scotland. 

Visit the White Ribbon Scotland website

Contact Information


Health and Social Care Partnership
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
Telephone: 01563 554200