Heart & Soul 2017

On 21 May, members from the Interfaith Group on Domestic Abuse set up a stall at the Church of Scotland annual festival, Heart & Soul. The festival had a feature article in the Church’s magazine and below is the portion featuring the author’s experience and reflection of the IfGoDA tent: ‘My first port of call […]

SHOES in SCHOOL

Children and young people experience domestic abuse as victims and as witnesses to the abuse of other family members. They are not to be forgotten in the fray. We have taken the shoe exhibition into an Academy setting, where throughout the day teachers accompanied pupils from all years to view 60+ pairs of shoes and […]

Raising Awareness in Prisons

We are taking our shoe exhibition into HMP Greenock, the first time in a prison. Prior to the exhibition, we have been asked to hold an awareness raising session with prison officers. There will be a core group of prisoners working within the education department curating the photographic exhibition, with content supplied by us. The […]

Scottish Parliament Event

The Interfaith Group on Domestic Violence recently hosted a lunchtime event in the Robert Burns Room of the Scottish Parliament, to which all MSPs and Faith Leaders were invited. George Adam, MSP, sponsored this event, and we are grateful to him for making it possible for us to raise the issue of abuse to a […]

Souls of Our Shoes

At this event, abuse in the home is portrayed by an exhibition of shoes. The collection of shoes on show, with their accompanying comments, will speak on behalf of abused individuals who suffer, and some who die, at the hands of their partner or ex-partner. Other comments come from people who journey with them and […]