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Posted | 25, 10, 2016

Scotland's new stats - our thoughts

“Though we’ve not yet had time to explore the details of these new statistics, at first reading the 3% shift is neither a seismic nor a significant one.

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Posted | 08, 09, 2016

New research by Scottish Women’s Aid shows critical threat to refuges in Scotland

New research by Scottish Women’s Aid shows critical threat to refuges in Scotland New research (1) released by Scottish Women’s Aid has highlighted the grave threat that UK Government changes to housing benefit pose to refuges across Scotland.

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Posted | 06, 09, 2016

Statement on new Domestic Abuse Bill

‘Scottish Women’s Aid welcomes the inclusion of the Domestic Abuse Bill in the First Minister’s Programme for Government today as a potentially significant step towards eradicating domestic abuse in Scotland.

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Posted | 02, 09, 2016

‘Safe to speak’: Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline Relaunched

Scottish Women’s Aid has today (31st August 2016) relaunched the 24/7 helpline for those who are or might be experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage.

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Posted | 20, 07, 2016

Responsible reporting on domestic abuse please!

As a former journalist working for Scottish Women’s Aid, I am time and time again drawn to the coverage of domestic abuse cases in the media (writes Marjory Kenny). It appalls me so often as I read reactions to the perpetrator, the abused woman and to the children in the media. My dismay can be about the way the incident is reported, the tone, the stereotyping, the comments quoted, the lack of balance or the reactions from those in authority.

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Posted | 30, 06, 2016

What justice is there for domestic abuse court cases in the Scottish Borders?

Outside of the Borders, a recent domestic abuse court case got virtually no publicity. Yet it involved a shocking case where a surgeon, who had spent four nights in custody facing six domestic related charges over three years, was granted an absolute discharge when he changed his plea before trial and admitted one charge of using threatening and abusive behaviour towards his wife. That absolute discharge means he will have no criminal conviction.

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Posted | 29, 03, 2016

Domestic Abuse and Children: How Children Experience and Resist Coercive Control

Domestic Abuse and Children: How Children Experience and Resist Coercive Control

In this guest blog, Dr Emma Katz from Liverpool Hope University discusses her research into how children experience and resist coercive control - and explores what her findings mean for successful intervention and support.

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Posted | 03, 12, 2015

An Artist's Response to Coercive Control - read about reCOVERy

An Artist's Response to Coercive Control -  read about reCOVERy

We are now over halfway through the 16 Days of Activism! Day Nine saw Scottish Women's Aid host a private view and artist's talk on our very special exhibition - reCOVERy. Artist Emma Clare James was at one of the sessions run by our fantastic trainer Nel about coercive control. The session made a huge impression on her, and she was inspired to create a series of artworks that explore and illustrate the feelings and emotions of women and children who experience coercive control. In a special guest blog, Emma Clare tells us more about the project.

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Posted | 10, 11, 2015

When Men Murder Women: A Seminar with Rebecca and Russell Dobash

When Men Murder Women: A Seminar with Rebecca and Russell Dobash

We were delighted to be joined by Rebecca and Russell Dobash for the Scottish launch of their new book, When Men Murder Women. The study analyses 866 homicide case files, and 200 in depth interviews with prisoners convicted of murder to try and understand the murder of women by men better. In the United States and Great Britain, 20-30% of all homicides involve the killing of a woman by a man, and it is far rarer when a woman is killed by another woman. 

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Posted | 16, 07, 2015

Debunking more of the myths about domestic abuse

We recently hosted the inspirational Professor Evan Stark, author of the influential book Coercive Control, in Edinburgh.  I was lucky enough to be at a seminar, organised by Scottish Women’s Aid and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at Edinburgh University that he spoke at.  The event was attend by 200 people: social workers, child protection professionals, representatives from children’s charities and Women’s Aid groups, other domestic abuse support workers, Children’s Reporters, police officers and so on. 

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