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Reducing The Risk of Homelessness Amongst Eastern European Women Project

Ross-shire, Caithness &Sutherland & Lochaber Women’s Aid have launched a new project funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The new project aims to raise awareness amongst the Eastern European community of services available and to provide support within this community to help combat homelessness as a result of domestic abuse. The project seeks to ensure women are better supported to sustain tenancies and cope with the practical and emotional issues of being affected by domestic abuse.

Women At War

A group of our service users took part in a Women at War project, Women at War is a collaborative community engagement project between Archaeology Scotland and Ross-shire Women's Aid. The project focused on researching and recording HMS Owl, (now known as Fearn Airfield) and the role of the Women's Royal Naval Service who where based here from 1942. Below is a link of a leaflet with all information regarding this project http://www.archaeologyscotland.org.uk/sites/default/files/Women%20at%20War%20leaflet_FINAL.pdf

Coercive Control Seminar

We are holding a seminar entitled “Coercive Control & the Leaving Process – Understanding Domestic Abuse”. This will take place on Thursday 3rd April in Inshes Church, Inverness from 10.00am until 1.00pm. Please note that registration is from 9.30am. Tea, coffee and pastries will be available. We are delighted that the seminar will be facilitated by Nel Whiting from Scottish Women’s Aid.

International Women's Day – Skye

On Saturday 8th March we will be holding an event to celebrate International Women’s Day and women’s contribution to life on Isle of Skye. Between 2.00 – 4.30pm at Breakish Hall we will have story teller, Lizzie MacDougall, a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and music. Come along and share your stories of inspiration women of Skye.

Poster Campaign

Ross-shire Women's Aid are calling on youth's to smash the stereotypes and create an eye catching poster on the effects of Domestic Abuse. Domestic Abuse is when you are in a relationship with someone and they cause you to be scared of them! Effects this can have on children and young people: Low self-esteem and depression No confidence Self harm Drugs and/or alcohol abuse Sleep problems Frequently in trouble in school Does not want to discuss family life Closing date is Friday 20th December If you would like more information on this, then please contact Claire at info@rosswa.co.uk

These Heels Are Made For Walking

On Saturday 28th September we held 'These Heels Are Made For Walking' where 20 men took part in our sponsored walk. The commitment and effort made by these men was absolutely fantastic as well as the support from the public on the day. Below are some of the pictures that were taken on the day!

Rotary Club Donation

RWA would like to take this opportunity to thank Dingwall Rotary Club for their kind donation of £500 towards our Male Mentoring Project. This was raised last year on the Wade Walk that they organise to raise funds for Charities. This years Wade Walk will be taking place on Saturday 1st June. If you would like to take part in this then please contact the Rotary Club directly.

Stalking Survey

Glasgow Caledonian University are conducting research in Scotland into people’s experiences of persistent and unwanted attention from another person. They are interested in hearing from anyone who feels they have suffered or are currently suffering something like this, no matter how serious or harmless you feel it is. If you are interested in sharing your experiences please fill in this survey Survey re impact of persistent and unwanted behaviour, harassment, stalking http://t.co/5LLNdXxh9l in Scotland