DWA 40th Anniversary
Dundee Women’s Aid celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2014
Dundee Women's Aid's first meeting was held in the Tower building of the University of Dundee with an aim to provide ‘refuge for battered women’. A refuge was set up in 1976 with donations from the public and it housed ten families - it was full within 3 days of opening.
Domestic abuse continues to have consequences far beyond individual incidents, impacting on the nation's health and economy. Its immediate impact on adult and child victims is devastating but just as debilitating are the longer-term physical and emotional effects. Children's capacity to learn, socialise and thrive can be significantly compromised if they are living in households with abuse. Importantly, research in the past 20 years has shown that the trauma experienced by children in such households can have severe and enduring physiological and psychological effects that limit their life chances and can lead to poor health and impaired well-being.
Dundee University are joining with DWA to launch a fundraising appeal and celebrate their achievements over the last 40 years. We will work together to raise the profile of issues pertaining to domestic abuse through a programme of wide-ranging public engagement and knowledge exchange.
Details of forthcoming events will be added to this page - so keep checking for details.
To donate to the DWA@40 Appeal click on the link below: