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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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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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Making Scotland Equally Safe

The Scottish Government has announced the launch of a new strategy that aims to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls and to create a society where all can feel equally safe and respected.

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Police tackle domestic violence in Aberdeen

Police in Aberdeen have described a recent initiative to tackle domestic violence in the city as a success, Police Scotland has announced.

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NICE calls for greater awareness about domestic violence and abuse

Domestic violence and abuse can affect anyone, both women and men regardless of their age or where they are from. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has called for a wider understanding in health and social care, as well as in society as a whole, about how we can help people experiencing it.

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Domestic abuse crackdown in Aberdeen

Police Scotland has reported that its festive crackdown on domestic violence in the North-east of Scotland resulted in over 100 people being charged.

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Domestic violence victims need specialist help

A domestic violence charity has criticised Government Minister Michael Gove for referring to domestic violence as a ‘life choice’ during a speech he gave on reforms to social care.

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Lack of progress on domestic violence in Northern Ireland

The Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, Brendan McGuigan, has called for work to be undertaken to fully achieve 12 outstanding inspection recommendations aimed at strengthening how criminal justice agencies handle incidents of domestic violence and abuse.

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Tackling domestic violence in Tayside

An operation ran by Tayside Police to crack down on domestic violence over the festive period saw a reduction in the number of incidents of domestic abuse.

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Festive crackdown on domestic violence

Police forces throughout Scotland have launched a two month initiative to help reduce the incidence of domestic violence across the country.

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Putting safety first in family law

Recent legislative developments in Australia are expected to make significant changes to the way that family law decisions are made.

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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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NSPCC campaign calls for greater support for vulnerable babies

The NSPCC has launched a new campaign to highlight the vulnerability of babies and the needs of new parents.

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Man sentenced to nine years for domestic violence

A 52-year old man from Glasgow has been given a 15-year extended sentence at the High Court in Edinburgh for a campaign of domestic abuse against five women that spanned 30 years. He will spend nine years in custody, reduced from ten years to reflect his guilty plea.

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