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Welsh Women’s Aid Statement on Recent Comments Following Study of Surgeons Experiences.

We were appalled to learn of the findings of recent research into the experiences of registered surgeons in the UK that concluded that almost 63% of women had been the target of sexual harassment from colleagues.   The response in a recent letter to The Times, from a retired anaesthetist regarding new generations of medical staff needing […]

Ysgrifennwch at eich Aelod o’r Senedd a’ch Cynghorydd Lleol – Galwadau am eithriad i Ddeddf a fydd yn torri System Lloches VAWDASV

Yn dilyn cyflwyno Deddf Rhentu Tai (Cymru) 2016 ar 1 Rhagfyr 2022, rydym yn credu’n gryf nad yw’r Ddeddf wedi bod o fudd i unrhyw oroeswr. Mae effaith ddinistriol y Ddeddf wedi achosi pryderon megis risgiau diogelu, baich gweinyddol ar ddarpariaeth lloches, cymhlethdod ‘statws tenantiaeth’ preswylwyr a chost ariannol i’r lloches. Credwn fod rhaid cael […]

Statement on the Withdrawal of Charges Against Ryan Giggs

Welsh Women’s Aid are extremely disappointed by the decision from the Crown Prosecution Service not to pursue a re-trial to prosecute Ryan Giggs’ for coercive and controlling behaviour and charges of domestic abuse and assault. Women are consistently let down by the legal system, with the latest data from the CPS revealing that only 3.3% […]

Statement on the Illegal Migration Bill

Welsh Women’s Aid were devastated by the passing of the Illegal Migration Bill last night in the House of Lords. The Bill will now become law once it has undergone royal assent.  This Bill is going to catastrophically impact women and children fleeing to the UK, due to the risk of serious harm and persecution […]

Mis Balchder: Hanesion o Linell Gymorth Byw Heb Ofn

Rhybudd sbardun: cyfeirio manwl at drais a chamdriniaeth Nid yw camdriniaeth yn broblem mewn perthnasoedd heterorywiol yn unig, mae’n bodoli ym mhob cymuned. Mae profiad cymhleth ac unigryw llawer o bobl LHDTC+ yn gallu cyflwyno heriau ychwanegol pan yn ceisio cael gafael ar gymorth. Gallai goroeswyr trais neu gamdriniaeth oedi cyn gofyn am gymorth oherwydd […]

Safer Communities Podcast – How bystanders can help to stop sexual harassment

Hear Sophie Weeks, our previous Head of Public Affairs and Communications, discussing how bystanders can help to stop sexual harassment against women and girls in Episode 7 of the Safer Communities Podcast. Safer Communities Podcast – Wales Safer Communities   If you enjoyed the episode… Like, subscribe, and join in on the discussion via Twitter […]

Cardiff Demons partnership for the 2023 season

Cardiff Demons are delighted to have partnered with Welsh Women’s Aid for the 2023 season.  Welsh Women’s Aid is the national charity in Wales working to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women. They campaign for and provide advice, support and training on policy and service improvements for survivors, families, and communities.  […]

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

We’ve added speech, reading and translation support to our website with ReachDeck (Image alt text: ReachDeck logo on a white background) We’re pleased to announce that we’ve added speech, reading and translation support to our website with ReachDeck. More specifically, the ReachDeck Toolbar. It helps us to make our online content more available to everyone. […]

Response to UK Governments Spring Budget 2023

The UK Government published their spring budget on the 15th of March 2023. Whilst the budget recognises to some degree the current socio-economic crisis and its impact on those who are vulnerable; there has been a lack of acknowledgment of the difficulty this places survivors and specialist services, as it disproportionally affects women and girls […]

Statement on the Domestic Homicide Sentencing Review

Welsh Women’s Aid are pleased that longer sentences will be given where the killer has a history of coercive or controlling behaviour. It can be incredibly difficult for survivors and those around them to recognise this form of abuse because of the tactics used which are often subtle and can escalate slowly. Higher sentencing quite […]

The UK Government is implementing an emergency alert system

This is an important message to those with or those who support people with hidden phones. Please take the time to read through thoroughly before deciding on the best course of action for you. The UK Government is implementing an emergency alert system. All compatible smartphones will be able to receive an emergency alert in […]

A tribute to Catherine Thomas

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Catherine Thomas.   We had the joy of knowing Catherine from 2017, when she joined Welsh Women’s Aid as a Children and Young People Public Affairs Officer.   Catherine approached everything she worked on with wholehearted passion. She was ferocious in challenging […]

Statement on the Welsh Rugby Union

“We are appalled by the recent news regarding the sexism, discrimination and harassment that women face in the Welsh Rugby Union. We stand in solidarity with the survivors, and of all survivors of harassment, of abuse and violence.   Everybody has a right to feel safe in their workplace and in their home. Welsh Women’s […]

Statement on South Wales Fire and Rescue Service

“We are appalled to hear about the recent allegations of abusive behaviour, uncovered by ITV, at South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The power of journalism which centers the voices of those with lived experience is really demonstrated here- however it should not take media exposure for accountability to take place. Hearing the testimonies of […]