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From Tuesday to Friday please direct all media enquiries to our External Affairs Officer, Brenna Jessie.

Email: brenna.jessie[at]scottishwomensaid.org.uk
Phone: 07387575163
Outwith these hours please call 07584666687.

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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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News | 13, 07, 2016 | Press Releases

Get serious about Istanbul Convention, SWA tells House of Commons

“The Istanbul Convention is the best piece of policy making on violence against women ever written," says SWA Chief Executive Marsha Scott.

She is at the House of Commons today urging for it to be ratified. 

"Produced by many experts, from many countries, over a number of years, it distils the learning and experience of organisations like Scottish Women’s Aid into a European-wide commitment to ending violence against women."

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News | 13, 07, 2016 | Press Releases

Get serious about Istanbul Convention, SWA tells House of Commons

“The Istanbul Convention is the best piece of policy making on violence against women ever written," says SWA Chief Executive Marsha Scott.

She is at the House of Commons today urging for it to be ratified. 

"Produced by many experts, from many countries, over a number of years, it distils the learning and experience of organisations like Scottish Women’s Aid into a European-wide commitment to ending violence against women."

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News | 13, 07, 2016 | Press Releases

Get serious about Istanbul Convention, SWA tells House of Commons

“The Istanbul Convention is the best piece of policy making on violence against women ever written," says SWA Chief Executive Marsha Scott.

She is at the House of Commons today urging for it to be ratified. 

"Produced by many experts, from many countries, over a number of years, it distils the learning and experience of organisations like Scottish Women’s Aid into a European-wide commitment to ending violence against women."

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News | 13, 07, 2016 | Press Releases

Get serious about Istanbul Convention, SWA tells House of Commons

“The Istanbul Convention is the best piece of policy making on violence against women ever written," says SWA Chief Executive Marsha Scott.

She is at the House of Commons today urging for it to be ratified. 

"Produced by many experts, from many countries, over a number of years, it distils the learning and experience of organisations like Scottish Women’s Aid into a European-wide commitment to ending violence against women."

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News | 13, 07, 2016 | Press Releases

Get serious about Istanbul Convention, SWA tells House of Commons

“The Istanbul Convention is the best piece of policy making on violence against women ever written," says SWA Chief Executive Marsha Scott.

She is at the House of Commons today urging for it to be ratified. 

"Produced by many experts, from many countries, over a number of years, it distils the learning and experience of organisations like Scottish Women’s Aid into a European-wide commitment to ending violence against women."

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News | 30, 06, 2016 | Press Releases

What justice is there for domestic abuse court cases in the Scottish Borders?

Outside of the Borders, a recent domestic abuse court case got virtually no publicity.

Yet it involved a shocking case where a surgeon, who had spent four nights in custody facing six domestic related charges over three years, was granted an absolute discharge when he changed his plea before trial and admitted one charge of using threatening and abusive behaviour towards his wife. That absolute discharge means he will have no criminal conviction

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News | 30, 06, 2016 | Press Releases

What justice is there for domestic abuse court cases in the Scottish Borders?

Outside of the Borders, a recent domestic abuse court case got virtually no publicity.

Yet it involved a shocking case where a surgeon, who had spent four nights in custody facing six domestic related charges over three years, was granted an absolute discharge when he changed his plea before trial and admitted one charge of using threatening and abusive behaviour towards his wife. That absolute discharge means he will have no criminal conviction

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News | 30, 06, 2016 | Press Releases

What justice is there for domestic abuse court cases in the Scottish Borders?

Outside of the Borders, a recent domestic abuse court case got virtually no publicity.

Yet it involved a shocking case where a surgeon, who had spent four nights in custody facing six domestic related charges over three years, was granted an absolute discharge when he changed his plea before trial and admitted one charge of using threatening and abusive behaviour towards his wife. That absolute discharge means he will have no criminal conviction

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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")

 

 

Facts & Figures

On one day in Scotland in 2014, 67 women and 46 children and young people contacted Women's Aid for the very first time (SWA 2014)

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