The 'National Strategy to Address Domestic Abuse in Scotland' defines domestic abuse as gender-based abuse perpetrated by partners or ex-partners and can include physical abuse (assault and physical attack involving a range of behaviour), sexual abuse (acts which degrade and humiliate women and are perpetrated against their will, including rape) and mental and emotional abuse (such as threats, verbal abuse, racial abuse, withholding money and other types of controlling behaviour such as isolation from family and friends).
What does it involve?
Domestic abuse can include physical, mental and sexual abuse.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid provide specialist support to women from the Asian, Black and Minority ethnic community who experience domestic abuse influenced by culture and tradition.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid recognise that women may experience multiple oppressions to different degrees because of their gender identity and also because of their race, class, sexual orientation and ethnic origin which intersects with their individual social environment within Scottish society.
Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid provides specialist support and information on gender related issues and we recognise that a perpetrator may be a husband, partner or extended family member.
Our aim is to empower women to enable them to make decisions for themselves and their children without fear or repercussion from the community to allow them to live a safe and prosperous life.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse we can provide safe temporary refuge accommodation as well as assisting you with safety planning and practical and emotional support.