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Posted | 10, 12, 2015

Gender equitable schooling: some issues to consider

It's Human Rights Day and the final day of the 16 Days of Activism. In our final blog post, our Service Development Officer, Orlaith McAree, puts forward one solution to solving gender inequality: challenging patriarchy in schooling.

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Posted | 08, 12, 2015

Child Contact and Domestic Abuse – are children’s rights in Scotland being denied?

Today marks the 14th day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, 2015. The Children and Young People’s Commissioner for Scotland, Tam Baillie, and CEO of Scottish Women’s Aid, Marsha Scott, talk about why they are working in partnership on a joint project committed to improving outcomes for children and young people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland.

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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 | 30, 11, 2015

Make Education Safe for All: Sexual harassment in schools

The theme for the 2015 16 Days of Activism is Make Education Safe for All, and in the latest of our series of guest blogs for the 16 Days of Activism,  17-year-old Susie McGuinness, tells us about the challenges that sexual hara​ssment in schools pose to girls' education. Susie is a member of Girlguiding Scotland member and a Girlguiding Advocate – a group of young women aged 14 – 25 who shape the direction of Girlguiding’s research and advocacy work to give girls a voice and make positive change to improve girls’ lives. She was inspired by the theme of the 16 Days for 2015.

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Posted | 27, 11, 2015

The Girl Effect #2 - a glittery night of musical fundraising for Scottish Women's Aid

The Girl Effect #2 - a glittery night of musical fundraising for Scottish Women's Aid

Last night saw some of Glasgow's finest Indie pop bands take to the stage all in the name of raising money for Scottish Women's Aid. We were absolutely delighted to be joined by politicians from across the spectrum, who all joined us to show their support for our work, as women helping women helping women. Glasgow Central MP Alison Thewliss, Scottish Educatio Secretary Angela Constance and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale wree joined by Zara Kitson from the Scottish Greens, and Annie Wells from the Scottish Tories.

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Posted | 26, 11, 2015

Day 2 of 16 days, and music legend Duglas T Stewart tells us why he is supporting Women's Aid and shares his top girl group tunes

Day 2 of 16 days, and music legend Duglas T Stewart tells us why he is supporting Women's Aid and shares his top girl group tunes

Scottish Women's Aid are hosting a very special fundraising concert for the Sixteen Days in Glasgow tonight. The Girl Effect #2 sees bands play their favourite girl group tunes in a glittery celebration of female songwriting and performing talent. In the second of our 16 Days blogs, indie pop legend and Girl Effect veteran Duglas T Stewart from the BMX Bandits shares his favourite songs and tells us why he is supporting Scottish Women's Aid.

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Posted | 25, 11, 2015

16 Days - A Celebration of the Independent Domestic Abuse Advocates Project

It is day one of the 16 Days of Activism, and we are celebrating the work of Independent Domestic Abuse Advocates in Scotland.

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Posted | 24, 11, 2015

Scottish Parliament opens 16 Days of Activism with debate on violence against women

On the eve of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, our chief executive, Dr Marsha Scott tells us what is needed from our politicians to tackle domestic abuse.

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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 | 26, 10, 2015

"There's no use talking about feminism with just girls": The Status of Young Women in Scotland report

Victoria Wickes, from YWCA Scotland – The Young Women’s Movement, talks about how young women are voicing their concerns about abusive and violent behaviour in relationships in their Status of Young Women in Scotland report.

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