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On Christmas Day - What about Mum?

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 Christmas can be a lonely and difficult time for women and children living with domestic abuse.  Mums and children may be far away from their families and have little or no money to spare. Mum does her best to buy a present for her children and, with the help of our supporters, ...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018

Scottish Women's Aid Conference: Women Supporting Women

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Scottish Women’s Aid is the umbrella organisation for the network of independent Woman’s Aid groups across Scotland and, each year, their Annual Members’ Conference provides an opportunity for representatives from these groups to come together for the day, to talk, to listen and ...

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Posted on 9 Nov 2018

Grampian Women's Aid Newsletter - October 2018

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Find out what we've been up to in our new October newsletter - you can read it right hereIf you'd like to stay up-to-date with our news, don't forget to sign up to our mailing list on our homepage!

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Langstane Housing Supports Make A Stand Campaign

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We’re delighted that Langstane Housing Association have announced they are supporting the Make A Stand campaign.  Developed by the Chartered Institute of Housing in partnership with Women’s Aid and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, and launched earlier this year, the Make A St...

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Posted on 21 Sep 2018

A Day at Blair Drummond

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Some of the children and women supported by Grampian Women’s Aid recently enjoyed some time out on a day trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park. It was a lovely, relaxed day and everyone had so much fun.  These special events, arranged by our Children and Young Persons workers, are m...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2018

Our Impact - Sarah's Story

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We first became aware of Sarah's* situation when a concerned family member contacted us from abroad. She was worried that Sarah's partner was subjecting her to abuse at their home and hoped we could offer some advice and assistance.The family member contacted Sarah who agreed to ...

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Posted on 3 Sep 2018

Latest News

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Grampian Women’s Aid meets ‘Women’s Aid in Scotland National Service Standards’After a rigorous assessment process, we’re excited to announce that Grampian Women’s Aid has met all five of the ‘Women’s Aid in Scotland National Service Standards’.Over the past 40 years, we’ve devel...

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Posted on 21 Aug 2018

Understanding domestic abuse: 20 common myths

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There are many myths surrounding domestic abuse, but we’ve challenged the most common ones in our latest blog.

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Posted on 30 Jul 2018

GWA Newsletter - July 2018

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Find out what we've been up to in our July newsletter.

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Posted on 9 Jul 2018

What is refuge?

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For a long time, there has been a misconception that refuges are rundown and cramped with too many people living in tiny rooms. And when Women's Aid organisations first began 40 years ago this may well have been the case, but nowadays this couldn't be further from the truth.

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Posted on 3 Jul 2018

What can Grampian Women’s Aid do for me?

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Many people assume that Women’s Aid organisations only provide refuge accommodation for women experiencing domestic abuse. Whilst this is a fundamental part of our service offering, we also provide so much more.

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Posted on 18 May 2018

Understanding domestic abuse: But he doesn’t hit me...

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Often when we first meet with women, they don’t realise that what they’re experiencing is domestic abuse. The fact that physical violence isn’t always present can make women feel embarrassed and reluctant to contact us.

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Posted on 17 Apr 2018

Take our survey

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It's important to us that we continually improve and further develop the services that we offer, which is why we've decided to conduct a survey.

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Posted on 13 Apr 2018

GWA Newsletter - April 2018

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Find out what we've been up to in our new April newsletter

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Posted on 10 Apr 2018

Annual General Meeting 2018

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On Wednesday 14th March, we held our 2018 Annual General Meeting at Langstane Housing Association in Aberdeen.

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Posted on 20 Mar 2018

A night of classical music in aid of GWA

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If you're a fan of classical music, why not head along to the Learig Orchestra's Spring Concert on 17th March. All proceeds go to Grampian Women's Aid!

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Posted on 27 Feb 2018

Come along to our AGM

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If you have an interest in Grampian Women’s Aid and would like to find out more about our services, aims and achievements, join us for our 2018 Annual General Meeting.

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Posted on 27 Feb 2018

What is the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Bill?

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Scotland's Domestic Abuse Bill was first introduced to the Scottish Parliament on 17th March last year and passed on 1st February 2018. We know it’s a fantastic achievement but what does the passing of the Bill actually mean?

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Posted on 19 Feb 2018

Understanding domestic abuse: Why doesn't she just leave?

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When we talk about the brave women who found the courage to escape domestic abuse, we’re often asked the same question: why didn’t she leave sooner? For many people, it seems like the obvious solution, but for women experiencing domestic abuse, it’s never that simple.

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Posted on 30 Jan 2018

GWA Newsletter - January 2018

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Find out what we've been up to in our new January newsletter - you can read it right here. Sign-up to our mailing list on our homepage, to keep up-to-date with all of our news and events.

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Posted on 9 Jan 2018

Our Impact - Zara's Story

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A teacher living in France, Zara* had been married for two years when she moved to the UK with her husband and child. After leaving her friends and family behind, her husband quickly used this opportunity to dominate their relationship.

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Posted on 28 Nov 2017

Reflecting on SWA's Annual Members' Conference

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Last Thursday, we travelled down to Glasgow for Scottish Women’s Aid’s Annual Members' Conference and AGM.

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Posted on 3 Nov 2017

GWA Newsletter - October 2017

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Our first newsletter is now live and you can read it right here. Sign-up to our mailing list on our homepage, to keep up-to-date with all of our news and events.

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Posted on 13 Oct 2017

Celebrating 40 Years of Grampian Women’s Aid

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On Thursday 17th August, we held a celebration at Woodend Barn in Banchory, to mark the 40th anniversary of Grampian Women’s Aid.

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Posted on 22 Sep 2017