In 2009 Ann Moulds launched her award winning national and international campaign ‘Action Scotland Against Stalking‘ (ASAS) after first hand experiencing of stalking, the poor response by the police, criminal justice system, and support agencies. When her stalker escaped jail with a lenient sentence.
Ann was determined stalking should be recognised as a criminal offence within Scottish law and coupled with improved response; victims should be given a voice within the criminal justice process.
A key success of the campaign was the introduction of the ‘Offence of Stalking’ sec 39 Criminal Justice & Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010). ASAS quickly became a high impact national and international campaign contributing to some major breakthroughs – most notably the introduction of Stalking into the Council of Europe’s European Convention (Istanbul Treaty ratified in August 2014), the introduction of two new offences of stalking into E & W into the Protection of Freedoms Act, 2012 and the introduction of the Victim & Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014)
Ann trains across all sectors, including to Police .She is a key speaker at conferences and seminars across the UK and on the European platform
She works closely with Victim Support Europe and other European Countries to help raise awareness of this crime
Having been established by Ann Moulds, an internationally recognised key authority on stalking