Scottish Women's Aid: Domestic abuse is the number one reason why women and children are homeless
Research from Scottish Women’s Aid has found that more than three-quarters of homeless applications were from women who stated that they were in an abusive relationship as a reason for the application
SNP conference condemns the Tories over not allowing Universal Credit split payments
SNP members have backed a motion at their Spring conference condemning the UK Government for refusing to introduce split payments for Universal Credit, despite the combined payment policy having a negative impact on victims of domestic violence
SNP MP launches 'crucial' bid for reform to Universal Credit over domestic abuse risk
An SNP MP wants to use new domestic abuse legislation to close a Universal Credit loophole which leaves claimants open to financial abuse by their partners
NEW DOMESTIC ABUSE legislation at Westminster could be used to reform Universal Credit payments to protect people from financial abuse, announcing plans to amend government proposals Dr Philipa Whitford said the change was "crucial".
Violence Unseen: Photography exhibition highlighting underrepresented forms of men's violence opens
Jennifer Constable, Write to End Violence Against Women bursary winner, speaks to Diane Abbott MP and others to discuss Zero Tolerance Scotland’s new exhibition which begins in Edinburgh today exploring underrepresented forms of men’s violence
ZERO TOLERANCE SCOTLAND opens its doors today [3 September] to their new Violence Unseen exhibition; the charity’s latest photography campaign in ending violence against women.
Podcast: Making justice 'worth it' for survivors of domestic abuse
CommonSpace sits down with the experts to learn more about how the criminal justice system works for domestic abuse survivors
COMMONSPACE JOURNALIST Caitlin Logan sits down with Scottish Women’s Rights Centre solicitor Sarah Crawford, clinical psychologist and domestic abuse expert Dr Mairead Tagg, and SNP councillor Julie McKenzie who was the victim in two domestic abuse cases which saw her former partner convicted.
We ask, is the Scottish justice system working for suvivors of domestic abuse, and what can happen to ensure it does?
Anonymous: My journey to speaking out on the rape and abuse my partner inflicted
Writing anonynously, a domestic abuse and rape survivor shares her journey towards deciding to speak out
[Content note: Description of domestic abuse and rape.]
IN MAY 2017, I decided to report something that I’d spent the last seven months remembering, contemplating, processing and finally coming to terms with.
Editorial: Why CommonSpace is backing these 5 reforms to how the courts handle domestic abuse
Editor Ben Wray analyses CommonSpace’s special investigation into women’s experience of the domestic abuse court process and explains why we are backing the five reforms women’s organisations have proposed
AN INCREASING number of women every year are taking the extraordinarily brave decision to take action to get justice for the abuse they have suffered at the hands of a partner by reporting the crime to the authorities.