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Report | 24, 03, 2014

Scottish Women's Aid's Analysis of Local Authority Equality Outcomes

In April 2013, all public authorities in Scotland were required to publish a set of equality outcomes to meet the Scottish specific duties of the Equality Act 2010 public sector equality duty (PSED).  Scottish Women's Aid's analysis of the equality outcomes published by local authorities examines the extent to which local authorities identified violence against women as a gender equality issue within their equality outcomes.

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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 | 11, 03, 2013

Response to a Call for Evidence by the Expert Working Group on Welfare March 2013

Scottish Women’s Aid believes that it is women in Scotland and in particular lone mothers, who will be disproportionately and negatively affected by the impact of the UK Government’s welfare reforms and that these reforms threaten to deepen established inequalities. We believe that gender analysis should be central to the Welfare Reform Expert Working Group’s review of work undertaken by the Scottish Government on the cost of benefit payments in an independent Scotland and the delivery of those payments in an independent Scotland.

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Publication | 05, 12, 2012

Position Statement: Men Affected by Domestic Abuse

Scottish Women’s Aid acknowledges that men do experience violence and abuse in their intimate relationships and the perpetrators can be other men or women. This paper provides an overview of the key research findings on men affected by domestic abuse, highlights some of the main areas of controversy and outlines Scottish Women’s Aid position on the issue.

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Report | 13, 05, 2010

Analysis of Local Authority Gender Equality Schemes

The Gender Equality Duty requires public authorities to publish a Gender Equality Scheme (GES) which sets out the priorities and actions they will take to further gender equality. Local authorities in Scotland are required to publish revised GESs by the end of June 2010. SWA analysed current local authority GESs and identified the extent to which they did or did not include measures to tackle violence against women.

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Publication | 01, 01, 2007

What can contemporary gender theory contribute to understanding of violence in same sex relationships?

Argues that, far from excluding or overlooking abuse in same sex relationships, a gender-based analysis of domestic abuse and contemporary gender theory can assist considerably in our understanding of such abuse.

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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")



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On one day in Scotland in 2014, 859 women and 400 children and young people were supported by a Women's Aid group (SWA 2014)

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