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Report | 16, 03, 2015

“It’s stressful knowing someone has these pictures and if they have an angry day [they] may just upload them.”

Over a period of 6 weeks (November 2014-January 2015) Scottish Women’s Aid, alongside partner organisations, hosted an online survey to explore people’s experiences of non-consensual sharing of intimate media (NCSIM); more commonly known as “revenge porn”.
A total of 86 responses were received. This is what they told us.

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Publication | 17, 02, 2015

Scottish Women’s Aid Learning & Development Calendar: September 16 - March 17

Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA) is the umbrella organisation for a network of Women’s Aid groups with nearly 40 years of experience in working with, supporting and listening to women, children and young people experiencing domestic abuse. The training provided by SWA draws on this experience whilst recognising the potential constraints affecting different agencies. The training and seminars on offer take an evidence based approach which combines up-to-date research and theorising with a practice focus.

Publication | 11, 02, 2015

Statement to the Joint Ministerial Working Group on Welfare

Together with Engender and a number of other women’s organisations we have published a joint statement to the new Joint Ministerial Group on Welfare, established by the UK government command paper which sets out the clauses for further powers to be devolved to Scotland.

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Publication | 28, 01, 2015

Funding Survey 2014

Scottish Women’s Aid has a membership of 37 Women’s Aid groups providing domestic abuse services across the whole of Scotland. Women’s Aid groups provide specialist domestic abuse services to women, children and young people from crisis support through to recovery. They provide outreach services in the community,  supporting women and children in their own home or at drop-in services at local health or community centres. Many also carry out awareness raising work, deliver training locally and prevention work in schools.


Key Findings

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Publication | 16, 12, 2014

Making Justice Work for Victims and Witnesses: Victims and Witnesses Bill – A Consultation Paper

The Scottish Government launched a programme of projects aiming to reformto the structure and processes of courts, access to justice, tribunals and administrative justice.

Read our response here

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Publication | 16, 12, 2014

Police reform: Our response to the Police and Fire reform Bill

In 2011, the Scottish Government set out proposals for the creation of a single police force in Scotland. Legislation setting out how this will be done has now been approved by the Scottish Parliament.

We responded to the bill, with particular reference to local arrangements and how domestic abuse would be handled in policing plans. Our main concern is that a consistent approach to domestic abuse will be maintained throughout Scotland and that local Police commanders in the new divisions should not lose links with multi-agency partnerships and local authorities.

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Publication | 16, 12, 2014

Carloway Report: Our response

As a result of the decision of the UK Supreme Court in the case of HMA v Cadder in October 2010, which radically changed Scottish criminal procedure regarding the questioning of detained subjects, the Scottish Government asked Lord Carloway to undertake a review of Scots criminal law and practice. The Carloway Report was published in November 2011 and recommended an extensive and radical package of reforms to modernise the Scottish criminal justice system, such as the removal of the requirement for corroboration.

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Publication | 16, 12, 2014

Reforming Scots Criminal Law and Practice: Additional Safeguards Following the Removal of the Requirement for Corroboration Consultation Paper

One of the area of court reform the Scottish Government has been exploring, has been the removal of Corroboration.

Read our response to Reforming Scots Criminal Law and Practice: Additional Safeguards Following the Removal of the Requirement for Corroboration Consultation Paper

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Publication | 16, 12, 2014

Scottish Civil Courts Review consultation.

As part of the Scottish Government's court reforms we responded to their initial Scottish Civil Court Review Consultation.

Read it here

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Publication | 16, 12, 2014

Comment on Scottish Government Response to Gill Recommendations

We commented on The Scottish Government's response to the Gill Recommendations about court reform.

Read what we said here

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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

Studies estimate between 31% and 84% of women with a history of domestic abuse meet the diagnostic criteria for PTSD. For the general population this is between 1.2% and 12%

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