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SWA – Faith Communities Campaign – Direct Approach Survey

Direct Approach is a network that seeks to bring together individuals, groups, organisations and public services on the issues of gender equality and women’s rights. It works with individuals of different faith groups, minority ethnic communities and women to drive strategic change at a community level and make a difference to statutory and public services. Direct Approach is currently seeking to gather information on ‘honour’, gender equality and women’s rights in order to raise awareness of related issues and identify barriers which prevent society from achieving gender equality. Please find attached information on a survey to complete to help the network gain an understanding of the issues – the survey can also be found here:

No Pressure Scotland

Zero Tolerance and Scottish Women’s Aid have set up a discussion page called No Pressure. They are interested to find out what young people aged 16-25 year old, think about sex, pleasure, consent and relationships On the site you will find Thinking Cat questions for discussion, resources and blog posts about sex and relationships, If you would like more information on this blog then please click the link below:

One Billion Rising

On Thursday 14th February we joined other organisations across the globe to stand up against Violence Against Women. To mark One Billion Rising we were...
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Scottis Women's Aid 16 Days Faith Communities Campaign

Scottish Women’s Aid 16 Days Faith Communities' Campaign – in collaboration with the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association We are pleased to announce our campaign for the 16 Days of Action For The Elimination of Violence Against Women, in collaboration with the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association. The campaign has two strands – firstly, an online exhibition that we hope you will be able to contribute to along with other members of your faith community. The focus is: On Being: Powerful We’d like you to share… • your thoughts on how women can be empowered in faith communities • how we support one another and come together in times of crisis • how do we celebrate together – what does joy look like? For more information please visit the blog site for this initiative, where you can enter submissions and view the contributions over the 16 days. The second strand is a joint event with the Edinburgh Inter Faith Association, as detailed below – please also see the attached programme for Interfaith Week: Saturday 8th December On Being: Powerful What does it mean to be a woman? A Celebration of Strength and Sisterhood. 2 – 4pm, Venue to be confirmed. A women-only safe space for sharing our thoughts on power (positive and negative) in our lives, our relationships, our faith communities. How do we support one another, grieve our losses, come together in times of crisis, and celebrate our triumphs? We imagine the answers are as varied as there are women. In partnership with Edinburgh Inter Faith Association, Edinburgh Women's Interfaith Group and Scottish Women's Aid, this event takes place within the international campaign, ‘16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence’ aiming to strengthen networks of women working towards justice in their communities. Space is limited. Please RSVP by December 3 to Julia Cato at

16 Day's Event in Skye

We will be hosting a 16 day event In Skye on Friday 30th November from 7.30 pm, there will be a performance from of ‘The Little Things’ by Breeze Productions and we will launch our ‘Together we can stop it’ book, which will include poetry and photos provided by the women, children and young people who use our service. This will take place in Portree High School from 7.30pm. Please contact 01349 862568 or to confirm your attendance.