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Highland domestic abuse crackdown to target repeat offenders

HIGHLAND police are flagging up a no-nonsense approach to domestic abuse in the run-up to the festive period, targeting the “high number” of repeat offenders in a new campaign. Northern Constabulary and its multi-agency partners today highlighted the importance of working together to reduce domestic abuse across the force area....
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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.

Rape Crisis Scotland – Deaf Access Service

Rape Crisis Scotland new Deaf Access Service Rape Crisis Scotland provides a free and confidential helpline for survivors of sexual violence across Scotland. They provide initial and crisis support , information and signposting/referrals to follow on services for women, men and transgender survivors aged 13+. For under 13s please see The service is accessible via freephone 08088 01 03 02 between 6pm and 12 midnight every day and is staffed by trained female support workers. They also offer access via minicom and email support and have access to interpreters via Language line for those whose first language is not English. There new Deaf Access Service now also offers support every Tuesday 1.30-5pm specifically for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Community via text and also Sign on Screen, the online BSL interpreting service. Calls via this service are free. For information on Sign on Screen and to register please see They have a range of additional information leaflets on a range of topics from child sexual abuse, to stalking to police & legal advice. All of these have been translated into BSL and are available on their website as well as on DVD. If you would like any further information regarding the RCS Helpline or the Deaf Access service the please visit

Violence against women and girls

Short film on violence against women and girls UK Feminista has produced a 14-minute film on violence against women and girls. View it at: Women and Girls Lead is a public media campaign designed to celebrate, educate, and activate women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. The site includes educational films and a resources section.

These Heels Are Made For Walking

On Saturday 22nd September, 15 men took part in our sponsored walk, These Heels Are Made For Walking. The effort that the men put in on the day and the support we received from the public, was fantastic. Below are some pictures that were taking on the day

Hands Are Not For Hitting

Our CYP Male Mentoring Group went on a trip to Badiguish on 11th August, they raised funds for this trip themselves by doing a car was at teh school fete and by doing a bake sale on Dingwall High Street. While they wereon their trip they designed a “Hands Are...
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Healthy Relationship's Leaflet

Our CYP Workers and Children and Young People that they have been working with, have developed a leaflet on Healthy Relationships, giving an insight to what should be a Healthy Equal Relationship and What is not an Equal Relationship. If you would like to take a look at this leaflet then click on the link. RWA Healthy Relationships Leaflet

Launch of National Rape Prevention Campaign Edinburgh

A Scotland wide police campaign – “We Can Stop It” was launched on 13th September. This campaign is designed to educate and change attitudes towards rape and sexual assaults. This campaign is being led by the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland and helps promote a recent shift in the law. The Sexual Offences (Scotland) Act 2009 reformed previous legislation for sexual offences and created a range of new offences relating to sex without consent. Crimes that previously haven’t been focused on, such as sex when a victim is asleep or unconscious, sex without consent through inebriation, and male rape all fall under this. The campaign uses a series of strong, thought provoking statements from young males aged between 18 – 27 years old. It asks young men to consider their behavior and the role they can play in preventing rape. If you would like more information on this, or would like to watch their advert that they have put together for this campaign then please visit.