The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC) is an innovative collaborative project which brings together the expertise of JustRight Scotland with Rape Crisis Scotland and the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic. The SWRC works with women who have been affected by Gender Based Violence (you can find out more about what Gender Based Violence is here on the SWRC site) and improves their access to justice and experience of the legal processes they may require to come in contact with.
Informed by its direct work with survivors of violence and abuse, the SWRC also seeks to influence national policy, research and training to improve processes and systems to improve outcomes for women. The SWRC also empowers women through the provision of legal guides and other resources assisted by JustRight for All.
Who we are.
Sarah Crawford is a JRS co-founder and Senior Associate who heads our legal project for the SWRC. She has been working with women affected by violence for over 8 years and has represented clients in a wide range of issues, including domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, human trafficking, asylum, access to housing and support, and compensation.
Laura Ann Sheridan, Lyndsay Monaghan and Sarah Mennie are our solicitors.
Hanan El-Atrash and Rachel Hill are our case workers.
Kate Graham and Clair Jones are SWRC Project Advocacy Workers employed by Rape Crisis Scotland. You can contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Natalia Equihua is the Administration and Communications worker for SWRC.
What we do
The SWRC seeks to empower women affected by Gender Based Violence and those working with them through:
- Provision of legal information and advice through its helplines and surgeries
- Specialist legal representation and advocacy support of survivors
- Contributions to policy and research on a local, national and international level informed by the helpline and surgery work, legal representation and advocacy support
- Dissemination of rights based information through professional training and the publication of legal guides and other resources through the SWRC website and social media.
How to get in touch
To find out more information on how to get free confidential legal advice from us through our helplines or legal surgeries, access our legal guides and resources, and find out how to request representation, please have a look at the SWRC’s dedicated website.