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News | 19, 03, 2014 | Our articles elsewhere

SWA's Cheryl Stewart analyses FRA study on violence against women

Cheryl Sutherland Stewart, PHD, is a researcher at Scottish Women’s Aid. She recently wrote an analysis for The Parliament Magazine’s website – on the FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights) survey on the prevalence of violence against women.

The findings of the FRA's new study on violence against women must be 'put to good use', argues Cheryl Stewart.

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News | 09, 02, 2014 | Press Releases

Proposals to remove requirement for corroboration - Joint statement from SWA and ASSIST

We want to see more cases involving violence against women reaching court, with more emphasis on the quality of the evidence needed to prove those cases. We believe that removing the requirement for corroboration supports that aim.

We are disappointed that the Justice Committee does not feel able to support the proposal.

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News | 09, 02, 2014 | Press Releases

Proposals to remove requirement for corroboration - Joint statement from SWA and ASSIST

We want to see more cases involving violence against women reaching court, with more emphasis on the quality of the evidence needed to prove those cases. We believe that removing the requirement for corroboration supports that aim.

We are disappointed that the Justice Committee does not feel able to support the proposal.

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News | 20, 01, 2014 | External News Stories

Public Lecture by Professor Michael Johnson - February 20th, Glasgow

The GBVRN, Scottish Women’s Aid and GCU are delighted to announce a public lecture by Professor Michael Johnson (Gender and Intimate Terrorism) to be held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Thursday February 20th at 5pm – 7pm. Booking and more information can be found via Eventbrite.

Michael P. Johnson is an internationally recognized expert on domestic violence. He has taught sociology and women’s studies for over thirty years.

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News | 15, 01, 2014 | Press Releases

Book now for the SWA conference "Journey to Justice"

14th February 2014, 9.15am – 3pm
Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF
£150 for non-members, £75 for members and £50 for individuals.

We are pleased to announce the following speakers for this exciting conference:

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News | 07, 01, 2014 | External News Stories

Husband jailed for life

Jealous husband who murdered wife in brutal knife attack at their Glasgow home is jailed for life http://bit.ly/1idvT03  via @Daily_Record

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News | 07, 01, 2014 | External News Stories

Domestic abuse targeted in Scottish Borders - 28 arrests

 

BBC News - Operation Tinsel arrests in Scottish Borders top 130 http://bbc.in/1cVEV0N

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News | 07, 01, 2014 | External News Stories

Serial attacker and rapist to be sentenced this week

A monster in my home: Courageous woman who exposed serial rapist to police reveals the years of abuse and violence she endured http://bit.ly/1eAeLPK  via @Daily_Record

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News | 02, 01, 2014 | External News Stories

Nicola Barry opinion piece on abusive men

We must do more to stop these abusive hit men | Herald Scotland http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/we-must-do-more-to-stop-these-abusive-hit-men.23031089 via @hsnewsbreak

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News | 29, 12, 2013 | External News Stories

Westminster MPs back specific offence of domestic abuse

In the wake of the Bill Walker case earlier this year and the discussions about how domestic abuse is being prosecuted in Scotland, this is an interesting development at Westminster.

At SWA we've been asking the question, "should there be a specific law on domestic abuse in Scotland?" 

What do you think?


http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/28/domestic-violence-new-law-jail-term

 

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