Campaigning and support organisations

Scottish / UK Organisations

Amnesty International Campaign for human rights (Scottish Office)

Rape Crisis Scotland National rape crisis helpline and contacts for local rape crisis centres.

Scottish Women’s Aid Advice, support and safe accommodation for women and their children and details of local groups.

Women's Support Project A Glasgow-based voluntary organisation, which works on a range of violence against women issues and offers specialised services.

Shakti Women’s Aid Edinburgh based organisation that helps all minority and ethnic women and their children experiencing domestic abuse.

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid Safe temporary refuge accommodation for primarily black and minority ethnic women and children.

Zero Tolerance
Addresses the root causes of male violence against women and children with information about domestic abuse in Scotland, campaigns, and events.

Engender
Aims to decrease sexism in Scotland and support people and organisations seeking gender equality.

Victim Support Scotland
Provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by violence.

End Violence Against Women A coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning to end all forms of violence against women. Lobbies the UK government to develop strategies and challenge the wider cultural attitudes which tolerate violence against women.

Child Women and Abuse Studies Unit (CWASU)

Centre for Independent Research, Evaluation, Training, Consultancy and Networking from a Feminist Perspective.

International Organisations

Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre (South Africa) A women's organisation with a specific focus on gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights and the gendered nature of HIV and Aids.

Acid Survivors Foundation (Bangladesh)
Works to eliminate acid-throwing violence mainly perpetrated against women and involves men in advocacy and prevention work.

UN Say No to Violence against Women Campaign

Men Can Stop Rape

An international organisation which mobilizes men to use their strength for creating cultures free from gender based violence.

Scottish Men’s Organisations

AMIS

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) is a national organisation aimed at supporting men who are experiencing, or have experienced, domestic abuse.

Scottish Men’s Aid
Resources, legal advice and support for men who have been victims of domestic abuse.

International Men’s Organisations

Men Stopping Violence
A group that works internationally to help men stop domestic violence and end unhealthy images about masculinity.

Date Hookup
What you should know about Rape and Sexual Assault.

Men For Change
Group seeks to counter sexism, violence against women, and promote “positive masculinity”

Men Can Stop Rape
Men working together to prevent rape and sexual violence by educating men about alternative actions they can take.

CHANGE
Focuses on training as a means to challenge and change men who are violent to women.

Supportive Organisations

North Ayrshire Council. Launched the White Ribbon Scotland Campaign in North Ayrshire in May 2010 - a key driver behind this was the North Ayrshire Violence Against Women Partnership. The North Ayrshire White Ribbon Junior Football Initiative was succesfully launched in January 2011.

Scottish Junior Football Association The SJFA is a supporter of the White Ribbon Scotland campaign. Lent its backing to the North Ayrshire White Ribbon Junior Football initiative in North Ayrshire, and aims to support a nationwide roll-out of this campaign in the future.

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