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16th September 2021


24th February 2021


"Monklands Women's Aid will be losing funding from North Lanarkshire Council as of June 2021 to fund elements of its women's service.  We are asking for your support to provide specialist domestic abuse services."

Monklands Women's Aid has created a Go Fund Me page to raise funds to help continue offering their services. Please consider donating if you are able. 

Please follow the shortcut below or visit the site directly: Fundraiser by Monklands Women's Aid (

26th February 2021

Open letter: Helping women, children and young people to safety and freedom from abuse

Please sign at


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Wednesday 9th September 2020
5:30-6:00 pm
Virtual attendance

Please email if you are interested in attending.

Dundee Out of Hours Service
Are you experiencing Domestic Abuse?
Call 07821 865661
Lines open
Friday 5pm-9pm
Sunday 9am-2pm
Saturday 9am-2pm
Monday 5pm -9pm
We understand it can be difficult to pick up the phone but one of our experienced practitioners is here to support you!


July 2020

Gendered Approaches to Service Provision

Women who experience Gender-Based Violence, homelessness and substance use issues often have a range of multiple complex needs that require support from a wide range of services. Policy is increasingly recognising the importance of ensuring that services take gendered approaches to service provision. While there are examples of good practice, there are also barriers to providing services.

This research was funded by the Scottish Government Challenge Fund. The funding was secured by Dundee Women's Aid to undertake research on the views of women who are service users in Dundee and the ideas of staff working in this sector about improving future service delivery. A research team from the University of Dundee was commissioned to undertake this research by Dundee Women's Aid. The Research Oversight Group included representatives of Dundee Women's Aid, Addaction, Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee Health and Social Care Partnership (ISMS), Dundee City Council Housing Services.

The papers below examine barriers faced by women in Dundee, identifies what is important in supportive service provision and provides recommendations.

Gendered Approaches to Service Provision.
Key findings - Gendered Approaches to Service Provision.
Supplementary Report - Literature Review on Gendered Approaches to Services.

16 Days

Campaign Update

"Say No To Shame"

We have been touched at the number of women that have so far come forward to be part of our campaign to raise awareness of both Dundee Women's Aid and domestic abuse. We are still in the process of contacting those who are interested in being involved.

Last week we were privileged to meet a remarkable woman who shared her journey over the years which highlighted her perspective from a child who grew up in an environment where domestic abuse was present until she was 15 years old.

Unearthing deep emotions and profound sadness of not only those 15 years but the vulnerability of the difficult road it set her on emotionally in soul searching for that void that was left which should have been her childhood family.

This was an inspirational story of courage, determination, vulnerability and survival.

We are moved by the courage shown not only in her childhood but throughout her life, this incredible human being has challenged adversity and looked beyond to become who she is today.

To mark this, we are sharing a poem that we have had permission to share;

We Shall Rise

I shall rise, I shall stand
I will offer you my hand
I've been there, I can see
How difficult this must be

I've been slapped, I've been hit
I've been treated like shit
I was punched, I was kicked
Hair pulled hard, face in bits

Shame is cruel, shame runs deep
Many secrets, too many to keep
You are blameless, you are abused
Treated badly, hurt and used

Sit up now, sit up tall
You have no further to fall
Find your strength, find your voice
You have rights, you have choice

We are women, we are love
Hold our heads and rise above
We will help you, take my hand
We shall rise, we shall stand


Dundee Women's Aid is a registered Charity No. SC006691
and a Company limited by Guarantee SCO124795
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