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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      Relationships area

      Related entity

      East Kilbride Women's Aid (1983 - 2011)

      Identifier of related entity

      EK

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1984 - 2011

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      Related entity

      Hamilton Women's Aid (1984 - 2011)

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      HA

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1984 - 2011

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      Related entity

      East Dunbartonshire Women's Aid (1982 -)

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      ED

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1982-08

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      Related entity

      Clydebank Women's Aid (1981 -)

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      CY

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1982-08

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      Drumchapel Women's Aid (1982 -)

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      DC

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1982 - ?

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      Related entity

      East Ayrshire (Kilmarnock) Women's AId

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      EA

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1981-08

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      Related entity

      Monklands Women's Aid (1979 -)

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      MN

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1981-02

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      Ross-shire Women's Aid (1980 -)

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      RS

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1980-08 - ?

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      Glasgow Women's Aid (1973 -)

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      GL

      Category of relationship

      associative

      Dates of relationship

      1976 - ?

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      Perth Women's Aid

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      PE

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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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      Lochaber Women's Aid (2003 -)

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      LO

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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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      Culdion Housing Association (1979-)

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      CH

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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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      Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid (1981 -)

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      HG

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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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      Description of relationship

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      Central Region Women's Aid (1975)

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      CE

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      associative

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      Description of relationship

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      Glasgow East Women's Aid (1993 -)

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      GE

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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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      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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      Dumfriesshire and Stewarty Women's Aid (1979 -)

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      DF

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      associative

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      Description of relationship

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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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      Description of relationship

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      Fife Women's Aid (1975 -)

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      FI

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      associative

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      Description of relationship

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      Stirling Women's Aid (1977 -)

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      ST

      Category of relationship

      associative

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      Description of relationship

      Related entity

      Dundee Women's Aid (1974 -)

      Identifier of related entity

      DN

      Category of relationship

      associative

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      Description of relationship

      Access points area

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      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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          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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