Website of a feminist voluntary organisation, recognised as a Scottish Charity. The project works to raise awareness of the extent, causes and effect of male violence against women, and for improved services for those affected by violence.
The strategic narrative on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) published in November 2010 announced that a review of MARACs would be undertaken in order to improve understanding of how MARACs are working and potential areas of development, including considering the case for putting MARACs on a statutory basis. The report presents the key findings of that review.
A report for South West Scotland Community Justice Authority. It documents the evaluation of the Women in Focus service, which resulted from the concerns that many practitioners, policy-makers and others expressed in relation to the increasing imprisonment of women in Scotland (and internationally).
Briefing paper on the way girls and women are being let down by the way in which antidepressants are currently being used to treat mental health problems.
Report that aims to address attitudes and positions that are often normalised and even ‘held dear’ within all of our communities and within our societies generally.
It sets out why we need a targeted and long-term approach to preventing VAWG drawing on the most cutting-edge evidence-base on the causal factors underlying violence and abuse.
Gill McIvor, Professor of Criminology, SCCJR; Mary Belgan, Service Manager, 218 Centre; Nancy Loucks, Chief Executive, Families Outside; and Margaret Malloch, Research Fellow, SCCJR, discuss whether women's imprisonment is the best way to deal with female offenders and the possible alternatives.
ROTA’s second report exposing the hidden pain and violence of women and girls who are associated with gangs and the chains that hold them fast.
Effective working with girls and young women who have been drawn into the criminal justice system is considerably hampered by a set of interrelated problems. This article examines the issues, and their implications in terms of the availability and content of targeted interventions and programmes for girls and young women.
This article reviews the evidence regarding young women’s involvement in violent crime and, drawing on recent research carried out in HMPYOI Cornton Vale in Scotland, provides an overview of the characteristics, needs and deeds of young women sentenced to imprisonment for violent offending. Through the use of direct quotations, the article suggests that young women’s anger and aggression is often related to their experiences of family violence and abuse, and the acquisition of a negative worldview in which other people are considered as being ‘out to get you’ or ‘put one over on you’.
This report examines the role of women and faith in building cohesive communities and provides models for developing and evaluating social cohesion activity. It uses a participatory approach with women from diverse backgrounds in Bradford, to examine the role of women and faith in building cohesive communities. The term 'community cohesion' is increasingly used in UK policy, which emphasises strengthening civic society through local action.