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Policy and Legislation

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

Key Information

Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equalities

Cabinet Secretary for Justice

Violence Against Women and Girls Home

Strategies, Action Plans and Guidance

Equally Safe: Scotland’s strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls (2016)

Gender Based Violence and Health Programme

What does gender have to do with violence against women? (2010)

Safer Lives Changed Lives: a shared approach to tackling violence against women (2009)

UK GOVERNMENT

Strategies, Action Plans and Guidance

Ending violence against women and girls Strategy 2016-2020

EUROPE

Istanbul Convention

Istanbul Convention – The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

European Institute for Gender Equality

Definition of Gender Based Violence in relation to Violence Against Women

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Campaigns

Safer Futures

Child First

I Just Froze

Not Ever

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Awareness Raising

Domestic Abuse Helpline poster

Digital stalking poster

Fearless Poster

Resources for children and Young People

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Toolkits

Safe Lives knowledge hub

Domestic Abuse and Money Education Toolkit

Expect Respect Educational Toolkit

Speaking Out Learning Resource

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Publications

Women’s Aid Survey 2016

Femicide Census report

Virtual World Real Fear

Whole Lives – improving the response to Domestic Abuse in Scotland

Disabled women and domestic violence

The Body Keeps the Score

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Research

Scottish Gender Based Violence Research Network

European Institute for Gender Equality

Institute for Development Studies / Interactions

Women’s Refugee Commission

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Training Programmes

Women’s Aid National Training Centre

Safe Lives

Mentors in Violence Prevention Programme – Training students to speak out against rape, dating violence, sexual harrassment, bullying and all forms of violent and abusive behaviour

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Links

Women’s Aid

Rape Crisis Scotland

Safe Lives

National Domestic Abuse Adviceline - help for professionals

Scottish Women's Rights Centre

Digital Trust

Engender

SAY Women

ASSIST

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Over 100 cases of domestic abuse take place in Shetland every year, with 134 recorded in 2015-16. There are around 60,000 cases recorded in Scotland annually - that is one every ten minutes. Domestic Abuse affects people across our community regardless of sex, race, age, religion, sexuality, income or lifestyle.

Domestic abuse is unacceptable and you have a right to be safe. You do have options and there are people who can help you.

These are the phone numbers and weblinks:

POLICE
In an emergency dial 999
Tel: 101 - Non Emergency calls
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SHETLAND WOMEN'S AID
Tel: 01595 692070
Help for women and children experiencing domestic abuse. May be able to offer safe and secure accommodation for you and your children
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SHETLAND RAPE CRISIS
Tel: 01595 745078 / 07570 062362
Free and confidential information,advocacy and support for anyone in Shetland aged 13 and over affected by any form of sexual violence.
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VICTIM SUPPORT SHETLAND
Tel: 01595 744524
Free and confidential emotional and practical assistance for victims of crime and information about the criminal justice system.
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24 HOUR DOMESTIC ABUSE AND FORCED MARRIAGE HELPLINE
Tel: 0800 027 1234
Free confidential support for people who have experienced domestic abuse.
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MEN'S ADVICE LINE
Tel: 0808 801 0327 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence or abuse.
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