Grampian Women’s Aid was founded in 1977 as a registered charity. It was set up by women, for women, to provide women and children who are at risk of domestic abuse with a safe and friendly place to turn to for support, information and, if necessary, refuge accommodation.
As part of the Women’s Aid network, we also work to change attitudes and the legal system. We campaign to bring the issue of domestic abuse from behind closed doors and have it recognised as a crime. Although attitudes are changing and domestic abuse is more openly acknowledged, there is still a long way to go - more than eight hundred women, children and young people are supported by us each year.
In addition, we are involved in a number of partnerships in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire which help to raise awareness and develop services for women who are experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing, domestic abuse.