Domestic abuse and covid-19

Covid 19- does not cause Domestic Abuse, only abusers are responsible for their actions. The pandemic has, however , escalated abuse and closed down routes for women to escape.

Survivors have reported escalating abuse and having to live in lockdown with an abuser due to Covid-19 will be less able to get breathing space. It will be harder to text or phone to get support from friends and family and specialist support services

At Glasgow Women’s Aid ,there has been a 40% increase in calls/ contact during lockdown and Covid-19 and because of the increased volume of calls and complexity of the abuse additional staff were recruited.

THE NEED FOR SUPPORT FOR WOMEN EXPERENCING DOMESTIC ABUSE

1:4  women experience domestic abuse at some point in their lives.

2 women per week are murdered by a partner or ex  partner

In Scotland between 2017-2018 there were more than 59,941 reported incidents

On average  a woman will be assaulted 35 times before contacting Police

Leaving abuse is a process

Domestic Abuse is a crime in Scotland

In 2020 :

30,000 cases in Scotland were reported to Police Scotland.

The highest number of cases in 4 years

9 /10 women being victims and men perpetrator

WHERE TO GO FOR HELP:

OrganisationContact Details
Domestic Abuse 24 hour Helpline0800 027 247
Scottish Women’s Rights Centre0141 331 4185
Shelter Scotland ( Housing Rights )0808 800 4444
Scottish Children’s Centre0800 328 8970
Amina Muslim Women’s Centre0141 585 8026 / 0808 89 0301
ASSIST (for women and children going through court system)0141 276 7710
Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre0141 552 3201
Glasgow Women’s Aid0141 553 2022
Hermat Gryffe Women’s Support0141 353 0859
Sandyford Family Planning0141 550 7557
Glasgow East Women’s Aid0141 781 0230

Pics from our Sociology class.

We have been running a Sociology class this year to introduce our women to debating and behaviours in society. It has been such a success that we are offering something completely new in 2021 – Criminology.

Criminology is the study of crime and deviant behaviour in society. We will be exploring and debating the reasons why people commit crime, theories, the Prison system and examples of different crimes and punishments around the world. We will also be looking at different topics in this unit such as Human Trafficking, Drugs and Violent crime. If you are up for a debate, then this is the course for you!  The course will run from January to spring and classes will be held on zoom. Please email donna@womenscentreglasgow.org.uk if you would like your name added to the list or more information.

Sew2gether zoom class photos

We have been running an online Sewing class for 4 weeks now and it is going great. The session runs in 6 week blocks. If you are interested in joining us on zoom in the new year please email donna@womenscentreglasgow.org.uk to be added to our list. There are only 15 places in each block so please register early.

Our team meetings

The Women’s Centre staff hold weekly zoom meetings. We plan our working week together as a team and keep checking in with each other for our mental health. Two of the staff team were in the building which made it much more fun on the screen. 

Winter Programme starting in 2021

Level 1 Food Hygiene Certificate 

This is the national REHIS certificate delivered online by a qualified college lecturer> the course will be a combination of textbook, workbook, pre-recorded videos from the lecturer and face to face Zoom as well as online support. As with the normal delivery there is a multiple choice exam at the end which will be conducted online.

First Aid Certificated

This certificated First Aid course will be delivered on line with a face to Face element to meet the requirement of certification by a qualified college lecturer.> The course will be a combination of Textbook, workbook, pre-recorded videos from the lecturer and face to face Zoom as well as online support. As with the normal delivery there is a face to face teaching and observation element of resuscitation methods

Health and Relaxation 

This focuses on learning how to use massage and relaxation techniques to improve health from your home. This eight to ten week course is delivered online by a Health and Wellbeing lecturer. 

Beauty and Self care 

This focuses on learning how to take care of your skin and useful make up tips from your home. This eight to ten  week course looking at makeup and skincare is delivered online by a health and beauty lecturer

Click to Connect Stage 1 SCQF Level 3

This introduction to computing course will offer a qualification at SCQF level 3. It will be run online and will look at the basics required to start using a computer, laptop, I-pad or notebook and will include how to set up your own e-mail address and tips on word processing.

Criminology

Criminology is the study of crime and deviant behaviour in society. We will be exploring and debating the reasons why people commit crime, theories, the Prison system and examples of different crimes and punishments around the world. We will also be looking at different topics in this unit such as Human Trafficking, Drugs and Violent crime. If you are up for a debate, then this is the course for you!  The course will run from January to spring and classes will be held on zoom.

2021 brings a New Year and new goals and possibilities. Have a look over our new winter programme. Please email donna@womenscentreglasgow.org.uk to book your place.

Covid 19- does not cause Domestic Abuse, only abusers are responsible for their actions.