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News | 24, 11, 2014 | Press Releases

Scottish Women's Aid joint event with Scottish Human Rights Commission

Scottish Women's Aid is working with the Scottish Human Rights Commission on an event to mark the first anniversary of Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights.

The seminar will allow attendees to find out more about the background of SNAP, and how it translates into everyday practice. The session will include:

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News | 18, 09, 2014 | Press Releases

"We are on the brink of a momentous political shift". CEO's statement on Scotland's referendum

As excitement and discourse builds to a frenetic peak in the lead up to Scotland’s referendum, individuals, organisations, movements and sectors are all considering the potential implications of a Yes or No vote.

With no recent precedent, and conflicting commitments to change from the key voices, much is speculation. What is certain is that our need and commitment to eradicate domestic abuse in Scotland will not change. We do however, have an opportunity to tackle the inequalities in Scotland that lie at the root of domestic abuse.

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News | 12, 08, 2014 | Press Releases

No-one should have to choose between their vote and their safety

“No-one should have to choose between their vote and their safety”

Whilst debates on and off the screen heat up, Scottish Women’s Aid wants to ensure that anyone who is eligible to vote, can vote. Many women and young people escaping domestic abuse will miss out on voting in the Scottish Independence Referendum due to fears of being traced through the electoral register.

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News | 12, 08, 2014 | Press Releases

No-one should have to choose between their vote and their safety

“No-one should have to choose between their vote and their safety”

Whilst debates on and off the screen heat up, Scottish Women’s Aid wants to ensure that anyone who is eligible to vote, can vote. Many women and young people escaping domestic abuse will miss out on voting in the Scottish Independence Referendum due to fears of being traced through the electoral register.

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News | 23, 07, 2014 | Press Releases

Joint statement in support of Equally Safe - the Scottish Government Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls

Scottish Women's Aid has partnered with several voluntary organisation to produce a statement in support of Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.

The partnering organisations are: Scottish Women's Aid, Engender, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Women's Convention, White Ribbon Scotland, Women's Support Project and Zero Tolerance.

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News | 23, 07, 2014 | Press Releases

Joint statement in support of Equally Safe - the Scottish Government Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls

Scottish Women's Aid has partnered with several voluntary organisation to produce a statement in support of Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.

The partnering organisations are: Scottish Women's Aid, Engender, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Women's Convention, White Ribbon Scotland, Women's Support Project and Zero Tolerance.

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News | 23, 07, 2014 | Press Releases

Joint statement in support of Equally Safe - the Scottish Government Strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls

Scottish Women's Aid has partnered with several voluntary organisation to produce a statement in support of Equally Safe: Scotland's strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls.

The partnering organisations are: Scottish Women's Aid, Engender, Rape Crisis Scotland, Scottish Women's Convention, White Ribbon Scotland, Women's Support Project and Zero Tolerance.

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News | 25, 06, 2014 | Press Releases

Scottish Women's Aid welcomes publication of Scottish Government strategy

Scottish Women’s Aid welcomes the publication today of “Equally Safe”, the Scottish Government’s strategy for the prevention and eradication of violence against women and girls.

We are pleased that the strategy recognises and addresses the simultaneous requirements for a societal attitude change and robust responses from the justice system when violence does occur.

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News | 25, 06, 2014 | Press Releases

Scottish Women's Aid welcomes publication of Scottish Government strategy

Scottish Women’s Aid welcomes the publication today of “Equally Safe”, the Scottish Government’s strategy for the prevention and eradication of violence against women and girls.

We are pleased that the strategy recognises and addresses the simultaneous requirements for a societal attitude change and robust responses from the justice system when violence does occur.

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News | 29, 05, 2014 | Press Releases

SWA co-hosts feminist governance event

Scottish Women’s Aid in partnership with Rape Crisis Scotland and the Voluntary Action Fund will be co-hosting a world café event to explore the concept of feminist governance.  We will be looking at how we embed the values of feminism into governance practice and what the practical implications and challenges are in achieving this.  Whether your organisation has a collective or a hierarchical structure, this event will be relevant to all management and governance structures.

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