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‘Jean's’ Story, a drama based on quotations from women interviewed as part of the ‘Out of the Shadows’ project. It follows a typical pattern of abusive relationships and ‘Jean’s’ courageous journey out of the shadows.

The Empty Chair, a drama with the aim of raising awareness and assisting faith communities to lay open the issue of domestic abuse to the grace and healing power of God and to give victims and survivors of abuse space to tell their story.

Organisations that work and campaign against domestic violence

Scottish Women’s Aid website.

White Ribbon Campaign - White Ribbon Scotland is a campaign to involve men in tackling violence against women. It is a joint initiative by a coalition of organisations, individuals and groups of men around Scotland.

Advancing Toward the Equality of Women and Men, a study by the Institute For Studies In Global Prosperity

Faith Resources

Jewish Women’s Aid website

YOU CAN CHANGE THIS the campaign run by AMINA, the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre. In particular, take a look at these two videos:

Interfaith Scotland - The aim of Interfaith Scotland is to raise awareness of the different faith communities and to build good relations between persons of different religious faiths through dialogue, understanding and co-operation.

Worship to end Domestic Abuse. Adapted by the Scottish Episcopal Church. Find out more.

Guidance Notes on Domestic Violence from the Bahá’í National Spiritual Assembly of the UK

Christian Aid and the Scottish Episcopal Church have release a biblical resource which addresses gender-based violence. This resource can be downloaded here.

Hidden Hurt - Information on Domestic Abuse for people of faith.


AMINA – 0808 801 0301 (Information & support for Muslim women experiencing domestic violence)

Childline – 0800 1111

Elder Abuse Hotline – 0808 808 8141 (Confidential helpline providing support & information for older people themselves, their friends & relatives)

Edinburgh Women’s Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre – 0131 556 9437

Jewish Women’s Aid Helpline – 0800 59 12 03 (Monday-Thursday 9.30am to 9.30pm)

Men’s advice Line – Advise and support for men in an abusive relationship.

National Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline, Scotland – 0800 027 1234

National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428

Rape Crisis Glasgow – 0141 552 3200

RESPECT – 0845 122 8609 (Organisation working with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims, and young people)

Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid – 0141 353 0859 (Specialist advice for black and ethnic minority women)

Scottish Women's Aid – 0131 226 6606

 Shakti Women's Aid – 0131 475 2399 (Specialist advice for black and ethnic minority women)

Video from Scottish Borders Council