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Publications & Resources

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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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Publication | 07, 03, 2016

Homelessness and domestic abuse: The Women's Health Improvement project

Every year in Scotland thousands of women and children are made homeless as a result of domestic abuse. Change, Justice, Fairness: “Why should we have to move everywhere and everything because of him?” A research report on homelessness as a result of domestic abuse. Is the result of a two year participatory action research project working with a group of women in Fife who had themselves experienced homelessness because of domestic abuse.

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Publication | 07, 03, 2016

Launch of Recounting Women website

Recounting Women is a participatory photovoice project that supports women to reflect on, share and highlight issues related to their personal experiences of domestic abuse. A key theme of the project is to gather evidence of the impact that welfare reform and other austerity measures are having on women's ability to rebuild their lives. The website provides a unique platform for women who have experienced domestic abuse and whose voice is rarely heard in public policy making, to anonymously and creatively share information about the issues that affect them.

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Publication | 08, 12, 2015

Scottish Women's Aid position statement and principles on prostitution and sex work.

Scottish Women's Aid has published its position statement on prostitution and sex work, in light of Jean Urquhart's Bill on Prostitution Law Reform.

We thank Jean Urquhart MSP for providing such a considered proposal, and welcome the
opportunity to think through our principles and policy priorities in preparing our response.

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Publication | 07, 12, 2015

Scottish Women's Aid Census Day 2015

Scottish Women's Aid have published the findings of its annual Census Day survey for 2015.

It gives a 24-hour snapshot of how women, children and young people are using services across the 37 member groups of the Women's Aid network in Scotland on a single day in Scotland.

The survey found that, on one day - September 17, 2015, 95 women and 11 children and young people reached out to a Women’s Aid group for the first time.

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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 Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage 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 2012, 349 women and 323 children were living in refuge (SWA 2012)

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