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Violence against women

Tackling domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women

'There are a number of crimes...and abusive behaviours that are perpetrated mostly by men and affect women and children disproportionately. Included in these are domestic abuse, rape and honour crimes all of which have their roots in the inequality between men and women in society.' - Scottish Government, 2016

We take these issues very seriously and have formed the North Lanarkshire Violence Against Women Strategic Group in order to address them.

The group brings together statutory and voluntary organisations which have an important role to play in tackling domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women.

We aim to deliver the national approach as detailed in Equally Safe - Scotland's Strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls at a local level. This document, released in 2016 by the Scottish Government and Cosla, clearly places the root cause of violence against women being gender inequality.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can seek help and support at:

  • Rape Crisis National Helpline - 08088 01 03 02
  • Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 027 1234
  • Men's Advice Line (for men experiencing domestic abuse) - 0808 801 0327
  • Respect Phone Line (help for people who are abusing their partners) - 0808 802 4040
  • Lanarkshire Rape Crisis Centre - 01698 527003
  • Aura - 01698 757667
  • Shakti Women’s Aid – 0131 475 2399
  • Amina, The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre – 0808 801 030
  • Women's Aid:
    Monklands Women’s Aid – 01236 432061
    Motherwell and District Women’s Aid – 01698 321000
    North Lanarkshire Women’s Aid – 01236 730992

Page last updated:
28 Oct 2021

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