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News | 28, 03, 2017 | Press Releases

'Revenge porn isn't about revenge and it isn't about porn' - our comment on forthcoming law

“So called ‘revenge porn’ is not about revenge, and it’s not about porn. It’s about power, control and humiliation. Sharing, or threatening to share intimate pictures or videos of someone without their consent causes devastating harm to victims and it is absolutely right that the law should reflect this.

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News | 21, 03, 2017 | Press Releases

Scottish Women's Aid: Scotland's pioneering new Domestic Abuse Bill

Scottish Women's Aid have today (21st March) welcomed Scotland's pioneering new Bill on domestic abuse, launched yesterday by the First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Justice in Glasgow. 

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News | 12, 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Scottish Women’s Aid: New figures show local domestic abuse charities encounter more than 17,000 new cases each year

Scottish Women’s Aid has today released new figures on domestic abuse that show that on one day in Scotland, 66 women and 20 children reached out to their local Women’s Aid for the very first time (1). This figure equates to over 17,000 new cases per year. The charity’s researchers warn that this is likely to be a “conservative” estimate, with the true figure potentially significantly higher.

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News | 12, 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Scottish Women’s Aid: New figures show local domestic abuse charities encounter more than 17,000 new cases each year

Scottish Women’s Aid has today released new figures on domestic abuse that show that on one day in Scotland, 66 women and 20 children reached out to their local Women’s Aid for the very first time (1). This figure equates to over 17,000 new cases per year. The charity’s researchers warn that this is likely to be a “conservative” estimate, with the true figure potentially significantly higher.

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News | 01, 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Scottish Women’s Aid: Charity welcomes visit from Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Since January 18th Scotland’s National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline has taken 3000 calls from people in every single local authority, the vast majority of those from women experiencing domestic abuse.

Ahead of Angela Constance Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security for Equalities’ visit to the helpline, Scottish Women’s Aid have emphasised how important it is for people to have somewhere supportive and safe to speak about their experiences of domestic abuse.

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News | 01, 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Scottish Women’s Aid: Charity welcomes visit from Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Since January 18th Scotland’s National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline has taken 3000 calls from people in every single local authority, the vast majority of those from women experiencing domestic abuse.

Ahead of Angela Constance Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security for Equalities’ visit to the helpline, Scottish Women’s Aid have emphasised how important it is for people to have somewhere supportive and safe to speak about their experiences of domestic abuse.

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News | 30, 11, 2016 | Press Releases

Scottish Women’s Aid and NUS Scotland Join Forces to Raise Awareness.

Students experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to seek support as NUS Scotland and Scottish Women's Aid join forces to mark the 16 Days of Action, which are 16 days of international activism against gender violence.

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News | 30, 11, 2016 | Press Releases

Scottish Women’s Aid and NUS Scotland Join Forces to Raise Awareness.

Students experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to seek support as NUS Scotland and Scottish Women's Aid join forces to mark the 16 Days of Action, which are 16 days of international activism against gender violence.

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News | 30, 11, 2016 | Press Releases

Scottish Women’s Aid and NUS Scotland Join Forces to Raise Awareness.

Students experiencing domestic abuse are being urged to seek support as NUS Scotland and Scottish Women's Aid join forces to mark the 16 Days of Action, which are 16 days of international activism against gender violence.

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News | 24, 07, 2016 | External News Stories

Rise in electronic tagging for domestic abuse offenders

Sentencing is still woefully inadequate in domestic abuse cases, says Scottish Women’s Aid Chief Executive Dr Marsha Scott, as figures are released about an increase in tagging punishments.

The number of offenders electronically tagged after being convicted of domestic abuse has soared over the last five years, according to new figures.

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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")

 

 

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On one day in 2012, 349 women and 323 children were living in refuge (SWA 2012)

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