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From Suffrage Pioneers to Modern Trailblazers: Welsh Women’s Enduring Legacy of Empowerment

Trigger Warning: Murder, violence against women and girls,   The International Day for Elimination of Violence, marked in calendars on 25th November, signals the beginning of 16 Days of activism ending on 10th December with Human Rights Day. The days are signified as a global unified call to eliminate violence against women and girls around […]

Change That Lasts for Wales, Manifesto 2023

We want a world in which women and children live fear free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and all forms of violence against women, and by doing so achieve independence, freedom and liberation from oppression.  Today we’re launching a manifesto that seeks to prioritise violence against women and girls, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) […]

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Welsh Women’s Aid Statement on recent comments by UK Government Ministers

Welsh Women’s Aid is an intersectional feminist organisation working to eliminate violence against women and girls, domestic abuse, and sexual violence. Our vision is a world in which all individuals live free from all forms of violence, abuse, and oppression.   The recent comments by the Prime minister, Home Secretary and other prominent UK Government […]

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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 […]

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Write to your MS and Local Councillor – Calls for an exemption for an Act that will break the VAWDASV Refuge System

Following the implementation of The Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016 on the 1st of December 2022, we strongly believe that the Act has not benefitted a single survivor. The devastating impact of the Act has caused concerns such as safeguarding risks, administrative burden on refuge provision, the complexity of residents ‘tenancy status’ and the financial […]

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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% […]

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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 […]

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Pride Month: Stories from the Live Fear Free Helpline

Trigger warning: explicit mentions of violence and abuse Abuse is not just an issue in heterosexual relationships, it exists in every community. The complex and unique experience of many LGBTQ+ people can present additional challenges when accessing support. Survivors of violence or abuse may be hesitant to reach out due fear of judgement, or based […]

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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 […]

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Understanding victim blaming and why it’s harmful to survivors

When someone speaks out publicly about personal experiences of violence or abuse, or a high profile case is covered in the media, similar comments and responses come up time and time again. These include; “Well, they should have left the relationship sooner.” “What did they expect, walking home alone at night?” “They probably shouldn’t have […]

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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.  […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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