Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Our vision

We believe that a world without domestic abuse is not just a dream, it is a possibility. Never doubt it – changing attitudes changes lives.

Our mission


The Women’s Aid network supports women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse across Scotland - from Shetland to the Borders and across a range of services.

We believe that nobody should live in fear, whatever their community. Scottish Women’s Aid is pleased to support our groups and our ultimate aim is to make everyone safer.

We work to achieve effective responses to domestic abuse – and we work to end violence against women by tackling its root cause, which is gender inequality.

We do this by:

  • Promoting women’s equality and children’s rights.
  • Campaigning for responses which actively prevent violence against women.
  • Working to ensure that services are available to women, young people and children with experience of domestic abuse.
  • Providing services and advice to our members.


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Current Activities

Non-consensual sharing of intimate media (NCSIM) is a form of abuse

Read the results of our survey on NCSIM (otherwise known as "revenge porn")



Facts & Figures

Studies estimate between 31% and 84% of women with a history of domestic abuse meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. For the general population this is between 1.2% and 12%


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