Publications & Resources
Publications and reports are available in these pages. Some are restricted to members only. You may need to download the latest (free) version of Adobe Acrobat to view these publications.
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.
Cheryl Sutherland, Researcher at Scottish Women’s Aid said:
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.
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.
Scottish Women's Aid research into housing benefit cuts (2016) and the impact on refuges in Scotland
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.
See the report and recommendations at
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.
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.
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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Non-consensual sharing of intimate media (NCSIM) is a form of abuse
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)