Ending violence against women and girls

Children and Young People’s Policy Worker – Scottish Women’s Aid – Edinburgh

Scottish Women’s Aid is Scotland’s leading voluntary sector organisation working to prevent domestic abuse and promote effective policy and practice responses for women, children and young people who experience domestic abuse.  We are the umbrella organisation for 37 autonomous Women’s Aid groups delivering direct services to women, children and young people across Scotland.

Help Stop Women Being Denied Justice After Rape

Women and girls across the country are discovering that if they are raped, there is very little chance of the man who raped them ever being brought to justice.

The catastrophic drop in rape prosecutions by the Crown Prosecution Service requires immediate action - we're mounting a legal challenge, with End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAW), against the CPS and we need your help.

Gender & IoT (Internet of Things)

Gender and Internet of Things (GIoT) is an interdisciplinary project exploring the implications of IoT on gender-based domestic violence and abuse. The project asks how will IoT impact on gender-based domestic violence and abuse and what socio-technical measures will need to be implemented in order to mitigate against those risks?

The GIoT team offers free one-hour training sessions for support services*. In the course of it, you will explore the risks of domestic abuse linked to emerging technologies.

Report launch: Benefits or barriers? Making social security work for survivors of violence and abuse across the UK’s four nations

Aspects of the social security system undermine the UK Government’s Domestic Abuse Bill.

Economic abuse is included in a statutory definition of abuse in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill; but the Bill’s potential is undermined by aspects of the benefits system that give additional scope for abusers to misuse benefits (e.g. the Universal Credit single payment) and by failing to meet survivors’ needs.

Read the full report here.

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