Sunday, January 13, 2008

Scottish Clearances

Having taken an impromtu break to take advantage of the best skiing conditions in Scotland for about a decade I'm catching up with the news.

There was a new take on the Clearances in this report about the lack of places in Scottish women's refuges in the Sunday Herald. According to Scottish Women's Aid annual statistics report due to be published this week women and children are turned away in 60% of cases and are often sent to safe houses in England.

One thing that struck me as rather odd was the article quoted that on average a woman will be assaulted 34 times by her partner before she reports it. As far as I'm aware this figure was from an old British crime survey in one particular year.


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