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Zero Tolerance

Role: A national organisation campaigning to end men’s violence against women in all its forms by tacking the root cause of this violence - gender inequality.

T: 0131 5567365

E: info@zerotolerance.org.uk

W: www.zerotolerance.org.uk

Media contact: Jenny Lester, Communications & Events Officer

E: jenny.lester@zerotolerance.org.uk

 

Scottish Women’s Aid

Role: The lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse and a lead provider of services for women including refuge accommodation.

T: 0131 226 6606

E: info@womensaid.scot

W: www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk

Media contact: Megan Gordon

E: Megan.Gordon@womensaid.scot

 

Rape Crisis Scotland

Role: The national office for the rape crisis movement in Scotland, supporting service development and raising awareness of sexual violence, challenging attitudes and pressing for legal change.

T: 0141 331 4180

E: info@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

W: www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Media contact: Brenna Jessie, Press + Campaigns Officer

M: 07936362932

E: Brenna.Jessie@rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

 

Saheliya

Role: specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area

T: 0131 556 9302

E: info@saheliya.co.uk

W: http://www.saheliya.co.uk/

Media Contact: Alison Davis, Director

 

E: alison@saheliya.co.uk

The Equality Network

Role: national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland

T: 0131 467 6039

E: en@equality-network.org

W: http://www.equality-network.org/

Media Contact: Hannah Pearson, Policy Co-ordinator

E: press@equality-network.org

 

Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance (TARA)

Role: support service for trafficking survivors, to help identify and support women who may have been trafficked for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation

T: 0141 276 7724

E: CommsafetyTARA@glasgow.gov.uk

W:http://www.communitysafetyglasgow.org/what-we-do/supporting-victims-of-gender-based-violence

 

Inclusion Scotland

Role: Inclusion Scotland works to achieve positive changes to policy and practice, so that disabled people are fully included throughout all Scottish society as equal citizens.

T: 0131 281 0860

E: info@inclusionscotland.org

W: http://inclusionscotland.org/

 

Women’s Support Project

Role: A feminist voluntary organisation, which works to raise awareness of the extent, causes and effect of male violence against women, and for improved services for those affected by violence including prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

T: 0141 418 0748

E: enquiries@womenssupportproject.org.uk

W: www.womenssupportproject.co.uk

 

Scottish Trans Alliance

Role: Equality Network project to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland

T: 0131 467 6039

E: info@scottishtrans.org

W: http://www.scottishtrans.org/

 

Amnesty International Scotland

Role: The Scottish office of Amnesty International, a global movement of more than 7 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights. Amnesty in Scotland; human rights advocacy, campaigning, education, events and media.

T: 0131 357 8580

E: scotland@amnesty.org.uk

W: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/

Media contact: Pauline Kelly

E: Pauline.kelly@amnesty.org.uk 07818 453070

 

White Ribbon Scotland

Role: A campaign for men in Scotland who want to end violence against women.

E: info@whiteribbonscotland.org.uk

T: 07563 774525

W: http://www.whiteribbonscotland.org.uk

 

Barnardo’s Scotland

Role: A children’s charity whose purpose is to reach out to the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities to help ensure that every child has the best possible start in life. Barnardo’s Scotland runs a number of projects on domestic abuse and sexual exploitation.

T: 0131 334 9893

E: info@barnardos.org.uk

W: http://www.barnardos.org.uk/scotland

Media Contact: Katrina Slater, Media and Communications Manager

E: katrina.slater@barnardos.org.uk

 

Engender

Role: A membership organisation working on an anti-sexist agenda in Scotland and Europe to increase women’s power and influence and make visible the impact of sexism on women, men and society.

T: 0131 558 9596

E: info@engender.org.uk

W: www.engender.org.uk

Media contact: Alys Mumford, Communications and Engagement Manager

E: media@engender.org.uk

 

Gender Equal Media Scotland

Role: Gender Equal Media Scotland brings together academics, journalists, campaign groups and organisations working for women’s equality in Scottish media together to work toward a Scottish media which treats women equally – as employees, as contributors and as subjects of media attention.

E: info@genderequalmedia.scot

W: https://www.genderequalmedia.scot

Media contact: Karen Boyle, Professor of Feminist Media Studies

E: karen.boyle.101@strath.ac.uk

 

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