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Publications & Resources

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Publication | 07, 02, 2017

Scottish Women's Aid's submission to the inquiry into supported housing funding reform

Scottish Women's Aid’s submission to the joint inquiry by the Work and Pensions Committee and the Communities and Local Government Committee into the Government's funding reform for supported housing.



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Publication | 12, 12, 2016

Census Day 2016

Cheryl Sutherland, Researcher at Scottish Women’s Aid said:

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Publication | 09, 12, 2016

Good Practice in Commissioning Specialist Domestic Abuse Services

SWA and COSLA have developed this guidance to support good practice in the commissioning of services for women and children affected by domestic abuse. We are committed to ensuring that provision reflects local and national commitments to domestic-abuse-competent specialist services, whilst supporting local authorities to deliver best value and the most appropriate services with the resources available.

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Publication | 02, 11, 2016

Scottish Women’s Aid response to the Scottish Government Consultation on Social Security in Scotland, October 2016

Scottish Women’s Aid welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Scottish Government’s consultation on social security in Scotland.  With our partners at Engender, Close the Gap, the Scottish Refugee Council and Carers Scotland, we have consistently worked to highlight the links between women’s inequality and the current social security system. Together we have highlighted how the Scottish Government can use its new powers over social security to increase women’s equality and tackle the underlying cause of domestic abuse.

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Publication | 08, 09, 2016

Capping social housing rents: the impact on refuges in Scotland

Scottish Women's Aid research into housing benefit cuts (2016) and the impact on refuges in Scotland

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Publication | 14, 06, 2016

Securing Women's Futures: using Scotland's new social security powers to close the gender equality gap

This joint report from Engender, Close the Gap, Scottish Women's Aid, the Scottish Refugee Council and Carer Scotland summarises why and how women are affected by social security policy and sets out ways in which new powers can be engaged to increase women’s equality in Scotland.

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Publication | 14, 06, 2016

Gender Matters in Social Security

Publication | 20, 04, 2016

Holyrood 2016: Gender Matters in Violence Against Women

The last few years have seen significant movement on the criminal justice and policy responses to men’s violence against women, but women’s lives remain constrained by the threat and experience of rape, domestic abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, and other forms of this violence.

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Publication | 11, 04, 2016

What Is Shared Parenting (And What Do We Know About It?)

After their parents have separated, most children continue to spend some time with both parents.  In the majority of cases, one parent, usually the mother, has primary responsibility for child-care. 

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Publication | 07, 04, 2016

Scottish Women's Aid consultation response to the creation of a specific offence of domestic abuse

Scottish Women's Aid has submitted its response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the creation of a specific offence of domestic abuse.

Scottish Women's Aid held four discussion events across Scotland to engage with both women supported by our local Women’s Aid groups  and Women’s Aid workers, to take their views on the wording of the offence and other matters relevant to its practical application.

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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone the domestic abuse helpline on 0800 027 1234

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

On one day in Scotland in 2013, 82 women and 12 children and young people contacted Women's Aid for the first time (SWA 2013)

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