Scottish Women's Aid

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Scottish Women's Aid

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • SWA

Identifiers for corporate bodies

SC128433

Description area

Dates of existence

1976-

History

Founded in 1976, Scottish Women's Aid was established to provide a national voice for regional Women's Aid groups around Scotland. The first women's aid groups were established in 1973, beginning in Glasgow and Edinburgh, as grassroots feminist organizations providing support and temporary housing for women and children experiencing domestic violence. Since the 1970s, many more women's aid groups have been founded and continue to operate throughout Scotland.

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Functions, occupations and activities

Scottish Women's Aid operates at a national level, campaigning and lobbying to bring about change to attitudes and legislation concerning domestic abuse and violence against women. They act as the coordinating body for local women's aid groups around Scotland and work to connect women and children who have experience of domestic abuse with the help they need, include connecting them with local groups and other services. Scottish Women's Aid also provides training and educational opportunities to local women's aid groups, as well as other organisations, services, and individuals.

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General context

Relationships area

Related entity

Hamilton Women's Aid (1984 - 2011)

Identifier of the related entity

HA

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1984 - 2011

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East Kilbride Women's Aid (1983 - 2011)

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EK

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1984 - 2011

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East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid (1982 -)

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ED

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1982-08

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Clydebank Women's Aid (1981 -)

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CY

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1982-08

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Drumchapel Women's Aid (1982 -)

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DC

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1982 - ?

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East Ayrshire (Kilmarnock) Women's AId

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EA

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1981-08

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Monklands Women's Aid (1979 -)

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MN

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1981-02

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Ross-shire Women's Aid (1980 -)

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RS

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1980-08 - ?

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Glasgow Women's Aid (1973 -)

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GL

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associative

Dates of the relationship

1976 - ?

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Central Region Women's Aid (1975)

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CE

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associative

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Falkirk and District Women's Aid (1976 -)

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FA

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associative

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Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid (1981 -)

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HG

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associative

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Culdion Housing Association (1979-)

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CH

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associative

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Borders Women's Aid

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BO

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associative

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Angus Women's Aid

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AN

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associative

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Motherwell Disctrict Women's Aid

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MT

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associative

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Lochaber Women's Aid (2003 -)

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LO

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associative

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Dumbarton District Women's Aid (1987-)

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DD

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associative

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Perth Women's Aid

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PE

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associative

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Women's Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (2011 -)

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SL

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associative

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Argyll and Bute Women's Aid (1991-)

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AB

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associative

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Clackmannanshire Women's Aid (1976 -)

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CL

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associative

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Glasgow East Women's Aid (1993 -)

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GE

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associative

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Dumfriesshire and Stewarty Women's Aid (1979 -)

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DF

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associative

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Fife Women's Aid (1975 -)

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FI

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associative

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Edinburgh Women's Aid (1973 -)

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EN

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associative

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Dundee Women's Aid (1974 -)

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DN

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associative

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Stirling Women's Aid (1977 -)

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ST

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associative

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Access points area

Occupations

Control area

Authority record identifier

GB 1534/C295930

Institution identifier

GB 1534

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR (CPF) - International Standard Archival Authority Record For Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, 2nd ed., Camberra: International Council on Archives, 2004.

Status

Revised

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

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Script(s)

Sources

"Our History". (2012). Scottish Women's Aid. Retrieved from http://www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk/about-us/our-history

"Scottish Women's Aid." (2017). Wikipedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Women's_Aid

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