Expert organisations available for media comment
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
Media contact: Jenny Lester, Communications & Events Officer
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
Media contact: Megan Gordon
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
Media contact: Brenna Jessie, Press + Campaigns Officer
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
Media Contact: Alison Davis, Director
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
Media Contact: Hannah Pearson, Policy Co-ordinator
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
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
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
Scottish Trans Alliance
Role: Equality Network project to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland
T: 0131 467 6039
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
Media contact: Pauline Kelly
E: Pauline.firstname.lastname@example.org 07818 453070
White Ribbon Scotland
Role: A campaign for men in Scotland who want to end violence against women.
T: 07563 774525
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
Media Contact: Katrina Slater, Media and Communications Manager
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
Media contact: Alys Mumford, Communications and Engagement Manager
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.
Media contact: Karen Boyle, Professor of Feminist Media Studies