The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre (SWRC) works with self-identifying women who have been affected by abuse and violence in Scotland with the aim of improving their access to justice and experience of the justice system.
The 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.
Our Centre strives to fill the gaps that exist between women’s experiences of gender-based violence and their ability to access justice by working with specialist solicitors and experienced advocacy workers. Our services include helplines, legal advice surgeries, advocacy support and legal representation.
You can find a list of our services here.
We are informed by our direct work with victims/survivors of violence and abuse, we seek to influence national policy, research and training to improve processes and systems, and ultimately to improve justice outcomes for women who have experienced gender-based violence.
What we do
- Free and confidential legal and advocacy helplines
- Remote legal advice surgeries
- Specialist legal representation and advocacy support
- Policy work and research on a local, national and international level directly informed by the experiences of women contacting the SWRC
- Legal guides and other information resources about women’s rights published online
- Professional training for solicitors and support organisations working with victims/survivors of abuse
- Inclusion and accessibility: we can make adjustments or additional arrangements (such as booking an interpreter) to allow service users to access our services. For more information about our LGBT resources, please see here.
To find out more about our services, watch our video. A simple and safe way to record incidents of stalking can be access via FollowIt App.
Need more support? Find a solicitor using this simple online tool.
We are funded by: