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Our history

Edinburgh Women’s Aid was founded in 1973 as a registered charity. It was set up by women, for women, to provide women and children who are at risk of domestic abuse with a safe and friendly place to turn to;  for support, information and, if necessary, refuge accommodation.

As part of the Women’s Aid network, we also work to change attitudes and the legal system. We campaign to bring the issue of domestic abuse from behind closed doors and have it recognised it as a crime. Although attitudes are changing and domestic abuse is more openly acknowledged, there is still a long way to go as more than 1,000 women still contact us each year.

Over the last four years, we have doubled in size and now have a range of services as well as 29 refuge spaces, and a fully accessible space. We have also improved our existing support and developed new services to help women in need.

In addition to this we’re  involved in many partnerships in Edinburgh which help to raise awareness and develop services for women who are experiencing, or are at risk of, domestic abuse.

@EdinWomensAid

- 8 days ago

@CHAIedinburgh: Useful legal information for women suffering any kind of abuse. @SWRC_ @shaktiedinburgh @EdinWomensAid https://t.co/4D6ZIR7npL
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@EdinWomensAid

- 14 days ago

@randmhousekpr: Extended deadline for responses to this consultation on funding for violence against women and girls services - now closing on 15th August. Please share. https://t.co/SPbCeo65ry
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@EdinWomensAid

- 15 days ago

@TheBikeStation: 𝗪𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗿𝗯𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀 A participant in our 𝗦𝗵𝗶𝗳𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗚𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗺𝗲, referred to us from @EdinWomensAid, provided some lovely feedback recently 💛 https://t.co/mwBk5lvthK https://t.co/Eh3lYne11m
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@EdinWomensAid

- 17 days ago

@WomensAidEML: We are launching Women's Enterprise, which will help us to empower women through promoting female entrepreneurship by providing a much-needed female focused co-working space in Midlothian. Check out our women’s enterprise page on https://t.co/JQAsCGkxPX. https://t.co/N1lqmlPQrW
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@EdinWomensAid

- 25 days ago

@StirUni: When we spoke with women’s rights campaigner and #UofStirling honorary graduate, Lydia Okroj, we found out what keeps her going, her thoughts on the incredible gains being made in the area of #DomesticAbuse and what still needs to be done. #StirGrad @scotwomensaid https://t.co/H6lXecfsCH
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