march, 2020

25mar10:00 am1:00 pmIllustrating an Invisible Nightmare; Stalking in Scotland and its Impact on Victims


Event Details

The phenomenon of stalking has been highlighted in Scotland with recent changes in legislation defining it as a specific crime. Despite this very little research on stalking has been completed within a Scottish context. Consequently, information about stalking in Scotland is scarce and those who suffer at the hands of a stalker often find their experiences minimised and misunderstood.

Drawing from current research conducted by the facilitator, this seminar will look at stalking from the perspective of those who experience it. Discussion will include the stalking law, the nature of stalking and the victim impact of stalking. This session will be suitable for those who work directly with victims and anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of the issues surrounding stalking.

Facilitator:  Katy Proctor worked within the violence against women sector for ten years supporting women, young people and children who had suffered domestic abuse and sexual assault. Her last role, before returning to University, was developing and piloting a support service for ethnic minority women and children experiencing gender based violence. She has sat on the boards of Stirling Women’s Aid, Dignity Alert and Research Forum (D.A.R.F.), Action Scotland Against Stalking (A.S.A.S.) and is currently a trustee for Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre. Katy is a Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at Glasgow Caledonian University.

£50.00 per statutory sector delegate; £35.00 per voluntary sector delegate.

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(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Scottish Women's Aid Office

2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD