Action Against Stalking will host a virtual event featuring contributions from Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and Rona Mackay MSP, who is sponsoring a Scottish Parliament bill to
Action Against Stalking will host a virtual event featuring contributions from Humza Yousaf MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and Rona Mackay MSP, who is sponsoring a Scottish Parliament bill to introduce stalking protection orders and was due to host a reception for the charity this week. The event will be on YouTube from 6.00pm and will feature a live Q&A.
This year’s National Stalking Awareness Week, established by Action Against Stalking (AAS) in 2012 in collaboration with partners across the UK, will take place from April 20-25.
This year’s National Stalking Awareness Week has the theme See Stalking Clearly. Events across the week aim to increase public knowledge of this devastating crime and to direct victims to seek assistance through support agencies and resources such as the national stalking helpline (0808 802 0300), run by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust.
In 2020, National Stalking Awareness Week aims to: Reinforce the zero tolerance message on this crime.
Marking 10 years of stalking as a crime
As the umbrella group campaigning against stalking and supporting the rights of victims across the UK since its original formation as the campaign Action Scotland Against Stalking in 2009, AAS now works in partnership with stakeholders as part of the Scottish National Stalking Group.
Two significant anniversaries will also be marked in 2020:
- 10 years since the original Action Scotland Against Stalking campaign successfully led to a change in Scots law to recognise stalking as a crime.
- 10 years since the foundation of the national stalking helpline by the Suzy
Lamplugh Trust, a confidential resource for stalking victims.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Online event - Youtube