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Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?

26sep1:30 pm4:00 pmWhy Doesn’t She Just Leave?

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Scottish Women’s Aid are hosting ‘Why Doesn’t She Just Leave?’. One of the most common questions when discussing domestic abuse is the age-old ‘‘Why doesn’t she just leave?”.  Well intentioned and often founded on the belief that there are numerous laws to protect you, safe, accessible refuges for you to flee to, and surely the best thing, the only thing to do is to pack your bags and leave?   Yet survivors, practitioners, academics and statistics tell us leaving is actually one of the most dangerous points, when behaviour very often escalates and violence may be introduced for the first and fatal time.

Participants can expect to:

  • Understand why women experiencing domestic abuse face significant barriers to leaving including the implications and potential dangers of leaving or staying for women, their children and young people
  • Understand the impact of domestic abuse on those who experience it and how it affects their behaviour and choices
  • Explore and explain the terminology and rationale of the gendered analysis of domestic abuse
  • Consider how to apply the knowledge to their own work in supporting women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse

For further information and booking details please follow the link below:

Why Doesn’t She Just Leave? – Scottish Women’s Aid – Training (



(Tuesday) 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


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