SCOTTISH Women’s Aid called upon local people to play their part in ending domestic abuse, with a series of short speeches on Wednesday.
Lord Advocate Frank Mulholland spoke of the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal’s continued commitment to tackling domestic abuse through their prosecution policies, and ensuring that victims have confidence in the Scottish Justice System.
Michele Corcoran from Edinburgh Women’s Aid outlined the importance of the support of family and friends in aiding women to move on from abuse.
While Graham Goulden from the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit talked about the proactive police responses to domestic abuse – and reassured victims that they should come forward, that they will be believed and supported, and action taken.
Lily Greenan from Scottish Women’s Aid then celebrated the joint working throughout Scotland to tackle and prevent domestic abuse, bring perpetrators to justice, and support women, children and young people who have experienced abuse.
She highlighted domestic abuse as a community and society issue – something that everyone has a part to play in stopping.
Recordings of the stories of women that have formed the basis of the campaign were also played.