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.
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.
Susan Rae: It's wrong to link football results to domestic abuse - abusers will abuse whether England win or lose
Susan Rae (@sjsusa), Common Weal activist and Domestic Abuse professional, argues that an infographic shared on social media linking rising domestic abuse to England losing football matches sends out the wrong message – abusers will abuse regardless of football results
DOMESTIC ABUSE will not rise by 38 per cent in England tonight if their football team loses. It will not rise by 38 per cent in Scotland if England win. The result, I will wager, will not influence the amount of domestic abuse that exists in Croatia.
Coercive behaviour to be tackled with new @scotgov domestic abuse bill
First Minister joins women’s charity to hail the introduction of a new domestic abuse bill addressing coercive behaviour
A NEW BILL that will address psychologically abuse and the use of coercive and controlling behaviour has been published today to the acclaim of women’s advocacy charities.
The First Minister Nicola Sturgeon met survivors of domestic abuse at Glasgow Young Women’s Movement (YWCA) centre on the same day that the Scottish Government brought forward its new Domestic Abuse Bill to Holyrood.
Women’s charities hail @scotgov social security system of "dignity and respect"
The Scottish Government has confirmed that social security will be paid in individual payments of Universal Credit
CHARITIES working for women’s equality in Scotland have welcomed the Scottish Government’s commitment to offer individual, not household, payments of Universal Credit.
Jeane Freeman MSP’s, minister for social security, announcement means that women will have more financial autonomy and independence in the welfare system of Scotland.
Scotland called to stand up to domestic abuse by taking the burpee challenge
To mark the 40th anniversary of Scottish Women’s aid, campaigners are challenging members of the public to a burpeethon to face off threatened services
A BURPEETHON CHALLENGE is aiming to raise £10,000 on the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Scottish Women’s Aid (SWA).
'Change Herstory' campaign urges public and MPs to back women's rights breakthrough
As a Private Member’s bill is tabled, charities ask for MPs to show support for international standards in tackling violence against women
CHARITIES and volunteer groups have called on the public to put pressure on their MPs to support the ratifying of the Istanbul Convention in UK law.
"We must tackle the justice system": SNP endorses domestic violence bill
SNP confirms its support for government’s new domestic abuse bill
DELEGATES at the SNP conference today (Thursday 13 October) voted "by acclaim" to recognise the diverse nature of domestic abuse and to agree that party policy should mirror First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s programme for government plans, to recognise and make patterns of abusive behaviour punishable by law.
Dr Marsha Scott: Phasing out short prison sentences is a good thing - but not for domestic abusers
Responding to a recent article on CommonSpace by Maggie Mellon arguing in favour of alternatives to prison in some cases of domestic abuse, Scottish Women's Aid chief executive Dr Marsha Scott explains why the organisation disagrees