Speaking Out: Recalling Women's Aid in Scotland

Speaking Out: Recalling Women's Aid in Scotland

2016 marks 40 years since Scottish Women’s Aid was founded, bringing together a network of local Women’s Aid groups across Scotland. This ground-breaking movement brought about a big change in Scottish society by working to challenge and prevent domestic abuse.

To celebrate this important anniversary, a special project has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to record and share the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland. Project outputs include recording oral histories, developing an archive and producing a touring exhibition. The project is a partnership of Scottish Women’s Aid, Glasgow Women’s Library, the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Gender History and Women’s History Scotland.

To find out more about the project and the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland, please visit the project webpage at http://www.speakingout.womenslibrary.org.uk or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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On one day in Scotland in 2014, 383 women and 302 children and young people were living in a Women's Aid refuge (SWA 2014)


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