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.
16 days of action: Charity to tackle gender violence on campuses
Scottish Women’s Aid challenge colleges and universities to raise their standard in awareness of gender violence
STUDENTS who have experienced gender violence are being urged to seek support from NUS Scotland and Scottish Women's Aid (SWA) who are launching a campaign to increase awareness on campuses.
As part of the United Nation’s 16 days of action, which promotes international activism against gender violence, both organisations hope to prevent sexual crimes but also increase improve the avenues for reporting it.