The SWRC is developing this area to provide information on a range of information resources for women survivors of gender based violence.
This video is for anyone who is thinking about reporting a sexual crime or who has already reported and their case is currently in Scottish justice system. There are interviews with key professionals and an overview of how to report and what you may expect at each stage of the process.
Filename: SWRC-and-JRS-Response-to-Stuart-Waiton-article-1.pdf | File size: 238KB
The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre and JustRight Scotland welcome today’s judgment of Sheriff Weir QC in AR v Stephen Daniel Coxen. Our client has succeeded in establishing in civil proceedings that she was raped when she was a student at St Andrew’s University in 2013. She took this action because she felt let down by the criminal justice system – in which a jury returned a “not proven” verdict in December 2015 - and felt she had to pursue justice herself.Filename: AR-v-Coxen-SWRC-JRS-Press-Release-FINAL.pdf | File size: 302KB
Response from the Scottish Women's Rights Centre to Scottish Governemnt call for consultations on reforming Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995, using evidence and testimonies from women with experience of the child contact system.Filename: Final-Draft-Children-Scotland-Act-for-web2.pdf | File size: 1135KB
This leaflet will provide you with some information about what to expect if you report an incident to the police and outlines some of your basic rights.Filename: SWR-012-forcedmarriage-03-ONLINE.pdf | File size: 106KB | Tags: forced marriage abuse violence police immigration
This leaflet will provide you with some information about what to expect if you report an incident to the police and outlines some of your basic rights.Filename: SWR-012-sexualcrime-03-ONLINE2.pdf | File size: 107KB | Tags: sexual crimes, rape, assault, violence, gender based women, girls, rights
This leaflet will provide you with some information about what to expect if you report an incident to the police and outlines some of your basic rights.Filename: SWR-012-stalking-03-ONLINE.pdf | File size: 112KB | Tags: stalking domestic abuse rights reporting police help support
Response from the Scottish Women's Rights Centre to the Justice Committee in the Scottish Parliament's call for evidence on civil actions for damages in respect of rape or other serious crimes.Filename: SWRC-Evidence-to-Justice-Committee.pdf | File size: 145KB | Tags: rape, civil damages, crime, sexual assault, courts, scotland, scots law, justice, gender, gender based violence, violence against women
Evidence submitted by the Scottish Women’s Rights Centre to the Standards, Procedures and Public Appointments Committee at the Scottish Parliament on the protection of workers from sexual harassment, and campaigns and initiatives that succeed in bringing about positive cultural change in the workplace.
Filename: SWRC-Evidence-to-Standards-and-Procedures-Committee.pdf | File size: 205KB | Tags: sexual harassment, scottish parliament, holyrood, assault, campaigns, change, workplace, workplace harassment
Read our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on Pre-Recording Evidence of Child and Other Vulnerable Witnesses submitted 30/09/17.Filename: Children-and-Vulnerable-Witnesses-Consultation-Response.pdf | File size: 60KB | Tags: consultation response children vulnerable witnesses prerecording evidence courts
Read our response to the Scottish Government's consultation on the draft delivery plan for Equally Safe, submitted 29/06/17Filename: Equally-Safe-Consultation-SWRC.pdf | File size: 172KB | Tags: equally safe consultation response delivery plan strategy
Getting involved with a legal dispute can be a daunting process, and sometimes finding a solicitor and getting started can be a difficult step. This information will guide you through the process of finding a solicitor, knowing what to look for, and what you can do to prepare for an initial meeting with a solicitor.Filename: SWR-010-Legal-Representation-WEB.pdf | File size: 88KB | Tags: law solicitor legal representation
The ‘Stopping Harassment’ legal guide explains how to obtain protective orders to improve women’s safety and will be a helpful resource for any woman living with stalking or harassment or for professionals who may have a role in supporting survivors.Filename: SWR-008-Legal-Guide-A5-Folded-WEB.pdf | File size: 88KB
Practical information for survivors of sexual crimes aged 16+, including how rape and sexual assault may affect you, how the legal process works if you report and where to get more support and information.Filename: Information-and-help-after-rape-and-sexual-assault.pdf | File size: 311KB
Information for women experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace including actions you may consider, employers' responsibilities and the law.Filename: sexual-harassment-leaflet.pdf | File size: 327KB
This leaflet explains why the Crown Office Procurator Fiscal Service (the prosecutor) may need to obtain your sensitive and personal records, held by bodies such as the NHS, and how this information might be used.Filename: Sensitive-Records.pdf | File size: 2586KB