Domestic Abuse & Inequality

Scotland’s violence against women strategy (Equally Safe), underpinned by 40+ years of feminist analysis and the Women’s Aid movement, tells us that domestic abuse is a cause and consequence of women’s inequality (Scotland’s VAWG causal story).  Widespread use of this truism is an historical accomplishment, but embedding policy and practice in this principle requires that we unpick how poverty, overrepresentation of men in public life, and VAW interact.

This seminar looks at current dimensions of women’s inequality and links them up with constraints on women’s and children’s space for action.  This linkage offers insights into the dynamics of coercive control and helps us identify effective interventions that reflect evidence and Scotland’s causal story.

Facilitator: Dr. Marsha Scott is CEO of at Scottish Women's Aid, a feminist activist, researcher and practitioner and has advocated, volunteered, researched, and worked in the violence against women sector in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe for 30 years.  Prior to taking up post at SWA in April 2015, Marsha worked for 10 years at West Lothian Council, where she helped set up and had strategic responsibility for the West Lothian Domestic and Sexual Assault Team.

Event typeSeminar
Date16/01/2018
Time10.00am – 1.00pm (tea/coffee & registration at 9.45am)
VenueSWA Office, 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Cost£35 per statutory sector delegate/£25 per voluntary sector delegate
Places20

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Staying Safe

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 Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2014, 859 women and 400 children and young people were supported by a Women's Aid group (SWA 2014)

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