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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 | 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, 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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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 | 29, 08, 2014

Evaluation of the Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance Community Led Projects

The overall purpose is to understand how the projects are operating and their particular contribution to tackling health inequalities in Fife. The evaluation objectives as set out in the Brief were as follows.
Look for evidence of how the projects are employing community principles in their activity. Examine the community-led projects' ways of working so far. This could include levels of community consultation and participation, initiatives, developed, departures from traditional or mainstream ways of working, project plans and information gathering for evaluation.

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Publication | 25, 11, 2013

Census Day 2013

For the 5th consecutive year, SWA completed its annual 24-hour snapshot of the demand for Women’s Aid services throughout Scotland.  Census Day 2013 was on Wednesday, 18th September, and this year 35 of our 36 affiliated members took part.  Our focus this year is on the broad range of services Women’s Aid provided in just one day to meet the complex safety and support needs of individual women, children, and young people.

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Publication | 09, 09, 2013

Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An Overview of the Current Debate

This briefing from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships was co-authorted by a team of six, including Scottish Women's Aid's Learning and Development Worker Nel Whiting, and provides an overview of the current debate surrouding domestic abuse and gender inequality.

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Publication | 19, 07, 2013

Children and Young People As Partners in Research

Scottish Women’s Aid commissioned the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Learning in
Child Protection to research the views, experiences and support needs of children and
young people who have to move home following domestic abuse. The research report ‘The
Support Needs of Children and Young People Who Have to Move Home Because of Domestic
Abuse’ (Stafford et al) was published in September 2007. One of the unique features of the
research project was the extent to which children and young people contributed to its

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Publication | 30, 11, 2012

Census Day 2012

Each year we carry out a review of service demand experienced by our member groups throughout Scotland. Census Day 2012 was conducted on 18 September 2012, and this year outlined the broad range of services provided for and requested by women and their families who are experiencing domestic abuse.

On the survey day, more than two thirds of service users were not in refuge, but accessed outreach services such as practical and emotional support, and general information about domestic abuse, other services and legal rights.

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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 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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