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Courts Failing Domestic Abuse Victims

According to a freedom of information request. domestic abuse courts are failing victims due to significant waiting times for courts to settle a case.

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Charity Group to Challenge Legality of Legal Aid Restrictions for Victims of Domestic Violence

The High Court last week gave permission to charity group ‘Rights of Women’ to challenge government policy concerning victims of domestic violence and legal aid.

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Fresh Wave of Interest in Psychological Abuse Being Criminalised

With increasing talks of a separate domestic abuse offence in England and Wales and the launch of pilot project to help individuals recognize abusive partners, in Aberdeen and Ayrshire there is increasing interest in making course of conduct amounting to psychological abuse a separate crime.

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Support Provided to Domestic Abuse Charity

The Scottish Government has provided support of around £600,000 to Amina, a Muslim Women’s Resource Centre based in Glasgow, and Citizens Advice Direct for a specialist service helping Muslim women out of abusive relationships.

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Domestic violence – a Presidential Proclamation

US President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation on 1st October, to mark the start of the US National Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2012.

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Shelter reports increased demand for domestic abuse advice

A Facebook advertising campaign on domestic violence run by Shelter Scotland to coincide with the last Old Firm football match resulted in a huge surge in visits to its web site from women looking for help and advice.

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Children affected by domestic violence

According to the charity, CHILDREN 1ST, recent figures released by the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) have shown that there were 6,585 Scottish children present at domestic abuse incidents during December and January. These figures are based on the number of incidents known to the police. The actual number is likely to be a lot higher.

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Convention on Violence Against Women

The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have issued a joint statement on the Government signing the Council of Europe’s Convention on Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence.

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Partner Abuse

Scotland's Chief Statistician has recently published statistics revealing the extent of partner abuse in Scotland.

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Comprehensive policy agenda to end violence against women

In her first message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet has outlined a comprehensive policy agenda to end violence against women globally.

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Violence a significant barrier to women’s equality

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a message in advance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which is to be observed on 25th November.

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