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Publication | 07, 11, 2012

What is coercive control?

Coercive control is a term developed by Evan Stark to help us understand domestic abuse as more than a "fight". It is a pattern of behaviour which seeks to take away the victim’s liberty or freedom, to strip away their sense of self. It is not just women’s bodily integrity which is violated but also their human rights. Download our briefing paper to find out more. 

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Report | 01, 08, 2012

Everyday Terrorism: How Fear Works in Domestic Abuse

A report written by Professor Rachel Pain for Scottish Women's Aid and the Centre for Social Justice and Community Resources at Durham University. The research suggests that domestic abuse can be considered a form of terrorism, creating long lasting fear and trauma and impacting on wider aspects of society as well the individual.

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Publication | 31, 12, 2010

The impact of domestic abuse on children and young people

Extensive research has led to the general consensus that exposure to domestic abuse has negative consequences for children. This information briefing outlines some of the physical, social, emotional and behavioural effects.

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Publication | 31, 12, 2010

Children and young people's exposure to domestic abuse

Domestic abuse impacts upon the lives of children in a number of ways. This information briefing describes some of the most widely reported ways that children and young people are exposed to domestic abuse.

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Publication | 31, 12, 2010

The impact of domestic abuse on women's health

Domestic abuse is a pervasive social problem that compromises the health and safety of thousands of women each year. This information briefing provides a summary of the health consequences of domestic abuse.

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Publication | 31, 12, 2009

Dating Abuse: Information sheet for practitioners working with young people

This information sheet has been designed for practitioners working with young people. The information contained in it may help you to think about how you can approach dating abuse in your youth setting, hold perpetrators to account, further your own understanding of this issue and imbed challenging dating abuse in your work.

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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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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")

 

 

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One in five women experiences domestic abuse.

 

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