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Dick, Dorothy, 1905- ?

  • GB 1534 DD
  • Person
  • 1905- ?

Dorothy Dick was born in 1905 in either Bearsden or Milngavie to a fairly wealthy family. Her childhood was affected by World War I, and thus, she does not have many records from that time. At the age of 13, Dorothy began to attend the St Leonard's School for Girls in St Andrews. Despite her status, she never married and instead began working as a nurse in the 1930s. In 1938/39, Dorothy passed her driving test and was added to the roll of ambulance drivers for the St Andrew's Ambulance Association, Glasgow. Dorothy was a very companionable person and took many holidays with her friends and family. She kept many well-organized photo albums with pictures of her vacations, family, friends, and many dogs.

Dobash, Rebecca Emerson

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  • Person

Rebecca Dobash is an American scholar whose main area of research is violence and the policies and interventions around it. She completed her PhD at the University of Washington, and has held positions at the University of Stirling, University of Cardiff, and the University of Manchester, where she is a Professor of Social Research in the School of Law.

Along with her husband, Russell Dobash, she has published eight books and over 100 journal articles and chapters on intimate partner violence. 'Violence Against Wives' (1979) was particularly influential to the Women's Aid movement in Scotland.

Dobash, Russell

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  • Person

Russell Dobash is an American scholar whose research areas include domestic violence, gender, crime, and homicide. He received his BA and MA from Arizona State University and his PhD from the University of Washington. Dobash has held positions at the University of Stirling, Cardiff University, and since 1996, has been Professor of Criminology & Social Policy at the University of Manchester.

Much of his research has been undertaken with his wife, Rebecca Dobash, including the 1979 'Violence Against Wives' which was instrumental in the Women's Aid movement in Scotland.

Drumchapel Women's Aid

  • DC
  • Corporate body
  • 1982 -

A group of women, concerned about the high number of reported cases of domestic violence in the Drumchapel region, formed a women's group, which led to the formation of Drumchapel Women's Aid in 1982. Initially the group was volunteer led collective and had a shared space in a porta-cabin behind Drumchapel Nursery, before moving into an office in the Camus Centre in November 1983. The group was able to employ their first two part-time workers shortly after this, allowing them to expand the services they offered to women and children suffering from domestic abuse. In June 1988, the group's first refuge opened.

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