Caithness and Sutherland Ladies’s Assist ‘pretty books’ to return

Twenty-nine of the 36 books donated – 20 from Dornoch Bookshop and 16 from the CASWA social media neighborhood.

A ladies’s assist group within the North is making ready to host her “pretty books” for the second 12 months in a bid to lift consciousness of home violence.

Caithness and Sutherland Ladies’s Assist (CASWA) will as soon as once more participate in 16 Days of Activism Towards Gender-Primarily based Violence, a world marketing campaign that can happen from 25 November to 10 December.

The charity offers assist to ladies and youngsters in Caithness and Sutherland who’ve skilled home abuse, and undertakes native activism throughout this era.

CASWA’s pretty books will distribute women-centered or feminist literature over the course of 16 days.

Deputy director Emma Fraser mentioned: “Our e book this 12 months has been chosen by the CASWA group and committee and our social media neighborhood.

“As a charity with a restricted funds, we determined to strive the Amazon Want Listing and invited our social media neighborhood to donate books.”

Emma mentioned she was overwhelmed by the response: inside 45 minutes of publication, 5 books got away.

He mentioned that as a result of the donations are anonymized, he was unable to thank the donors personally, however needed to specific CASWA’s gratitude.

Assist additionally arrived from Dornoch Bookshop.

Emma defined: “The proprietor, Maggie Hope, contacted us to say that she had examine our fairy e book undertaking on social media and requested 20 books that Dornoch Bookshop wish to donate to the undertaking.”

Karen Wilks, CASWA’s new supervisor, who joined the service in August, mentioned: “We had been blown away by the generosity and assist of our charity. We wish to thank Maggie and everybody at Dornoch Bookshop for a really type donation.”

CASWA e book lovers might be handing out books at numerous areas in Caithness and Sutherland for 16 days from November twenty fifth.

Dornoch Bookshop is supporting the CASWA project.
Dornoch Bookshop is supporting the CASWA undertaking.

“We’re excited to begin and have conversations with our neighborhood,” Emma mentioned. “We’re a bunch of readers who actually imagine within the energy of the written phrase: how a narrative can create empathy and lift consciousness, how a chunk of nonfiction can change the narrative, affect attitudes, and foster higher understanding of points.

“We hope that this undertaking, though it goals to lift consciousness, may also carry a bit of pleasure to the individuals who discover our books. We’d love to listen to from anybody who finds one in every of our fairy books.”

In the meantime, CASWA is eager to talk to males in the neighborhood and ask them to take the White Ribbon pledge to take a stand in opposition to gender-based violence.

CASWA has additionally partnered with the College of Highlands and Islands, Highland Violence Towards Ladies Partnership, Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH) and others to carry a neighborhood occasion at UHI North Highland on Wednesday 30 November.

Emma mentioned: “We have been touring native excessive colleges with one of many performances at our neighborhood occasion.

“It is had a terrific response in colleges and it actually brings dwelling the fact of home abuse. We would like our neighborhood, particularly those that have been concerned in our activism over the previous two years, to come back out to indicate their assist and be a part of us in preventing sexist violence and abuse.

“Tickets are free and will be booked by Eventbrite which will be discovered on our social media.”

Different occasions within the highlands embrace a Reclaim the Night time March organized by RASASH. There might be a rally in Inverness on Friday twenty fifth November in Falcon Sq. from 6.30pm.

CASWA will be contacted by telephone or electronic mail on 0345 408 0151 or and their web site is

Contact particulars:


Tel.: 0345 408 0151

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Scotland’s home abuse and compelled marriage helpline

Tel.: 0800 027 1234 (24/7)

Web site:

Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland (RASASH)

Tel.: 03330 066909 (Assist – Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9.30am to 1.00pm; Tuesday and Thursday 1.00pm to 4.30pm)

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