Who We Are
About Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Women's Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role campaigning and lobbying for effective responses to domestic abuse.
An important aspect of our work is ensuring that women and children with experience of domestic abuse get the services they need, both from local Women’s Aid groups and from the agencies they are likely to contact.
Our members are local Women’s Aid groups which provide specialist services to women, children and young people. These include safe refuge accommodation, information and support.
Our mission statement
Scottish Women’s Aid works to end violence against women by tackling its root cause, which is gender inequality. We do this by:
- Promoting women’s equality and children’s rights.
- Campaigning for responses which actively prevent violence against women.
- Working to ensure that services are available to women, young people and children with experience of domestic abuse.
- Providing services and advice to our members.
Nearest SWA Group
Find your nearest Women's Aid group
If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.
You can also phone the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234
Facts & Figures
Studies estimate between 31% and 84% of women with a history of domestic abuse meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. For the general population this is between1.2% and 12%