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Am I in an abusive home?

Domestic abuse is when someone bullies, hurts or threatens the person they are with. They might be going out with them, living with them or married.

They might:
• Hit, kick, punch or push the other person
• Hurt them emotionally by making them feel bad about themselves, or stopping them doing things they want to do
• Hurt them financially by taking money away from them or not letting them work
• Hurt them sexually by touching them against their will

Adults might sometimes try to hide what’s going on, but if you are experiencing domestic abuse, you probably see and hear what’s happening. Maybe you see your mum crying, or injured. Or you may be caught up in a fight, or hurt if the abuser turns on you.

Domestic abuse can make you feel lots of things – scared, upset, angry, confused, depressed or guilty that you can’t stop it. Whatever you feel, it helps to talk to someone about what’s happening in your life.

How to contact Edinburgh Women’s Aid

To talk to a friendly person who knows what you’re going through and can give you advice, call Edinburgh Women’s Aid on 0131 315 8116 or email us on info@edinwomensaid.co.uk

@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

- 14 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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