Blog

Search
View Page:
  • 1
Sort By:
 
Posted | 09, 04, 2015

Fighting the good fight

Fighting the good fight

Ellie Hutchinson

View
Posted | 17, 02, 2015

A Lifetime of hard-hitting consequences: reflections of Domestic Abuse as a Child, into an Adult mind-set

A Lifetime of hard-hitting consequences: reflections of Domestic Abuse as a Child, into an Adult mind-set

Content note: This is blog post by an adult who experienced domestic abuse as a child. It was a shock for me to learn from the Manager of Grampian Women’s Aid, that I am, so far, the only adult to reconnect with the regional service from living in refuge as a child some time ago. Since the beginning of this year, I have started to take the initial steps to give back to the charity as a gesture of thanks, and for having close to the heart interests on addressing global violence.

View
Posted | 25, 01, 2015

Burns night poetry- The Light

Burns night poetry- The Light

The Light It takes a while tae see the light and realise life could be bright. The insults, blows and pain we've suffered, Women's Aid have all now scuppered. We have to see this isny right, For him to always start a fight! To put us down and call us names, to carry about this terrible shame. Now we see we're no to blame, and other people feel the same, A friendly hand, advice and hope, are all I need to help me cope. We need to learn to ask for help,

View
Posted | 25, 01, 2015

Burns night poetry- How do you know?

Burns night poetry- How do you know?

How Do You Know? How do you know that you’re bruised and you’re battered No marks, no blood, no windows are shattered The police are not called and your bones are not broken No witnesses hear and no neighbours are woken He whispers and squeezes and grips you at night His hands round your neck leave you static with fright Not sorry, not really, he needs no atonement The odd bunch of flowers brings about a postponement

View
Posted | 25, 01, 2015

Burns night poetry- You and I

Burns night poetry- You and I

You and I Your life is hell, yet no one cares It’s all your fault and your despair The hurt you feel is felt nowhere And no one listens to your prayers There is no light within your life No fire, no love, no passion You once were such a buoyant Wife Now sunken, pale and ashen You gave the heart that pumped your blood Which oozed when he would touch you Once blossomed cheeks in full red flood Now swollen, bruised and run-through

View
Posted | 15, 12, 2014

Together we can stop it: challenging "common sense"

Together we can stop it: challenging "common sense"

Ellie Hutchinson: As part of the 16 days of action,  we co-hosted a lecture with WILPF and the University of Edinburgh,. The lecture was given by renowned academic, Cynthia Cockburn who spoke about the links between male violence, war and peace.  Something she touched upon was the idea of  "common sense", and as we close Together We Can Stop It, talking about common sense seems appropriate.

View
Posted | 01, 12, 2014

Social immunity: speaking out against power

Social immunity: speaking out against power

Ellie Hutchinson: On Sunday, we co-hosted a screening of “The Whistleblower” a fantastic, albeit, harrowing true story on UN corruption, corporate security forces, diplomatic immunity, rape and torture. Which may not seem the best way to spend your Sunday, but it was a really rewarding and thought provoking event.   

View
 

Sign up

Keep up to date with what's happening

Sign up today

Get Involved

There are many ways you can get involved whether you give your time, skills or money. Together, we can make a difference.

FacebookTwitter

Social Feed




View Feed