Category: News

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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Urgent call to exempt refuges from the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016.

The Act that will break the Welsh VAWDASV Refuge System Today (01/12/2022) we have written to Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS, and Minister for Climate Change Julie James MS, to call for an urgent amendment to the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016, to establish a clear exemption for refuge accommodation. Whilst we appreciate […]

Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022: One Donation, Twice the Impact – Save the Date

Following a competitive application process, Welsh Women’s Aid has been selected to take part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2022, starting from 12pm on Tuesday 29th November and ending at 12pm on Tuesday 6th December. Donate from 12pm on 29th November to have your donation doubled! Tuesday 29th November is Giving Tuesday, is a […]

Statement on Gwent Police Misconduct Allegations

“As further updates emerge around the misconduct allegations levelled at officers within Gwent Police, we are growing increasingly concerned that measures put in place to address this fall far short of being able to bring about the changes that are so urgently needed. Reading the testimonies of the family of Ricky Jones, we are disappointed […]

Funding News: Home Office Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund

Welsh Women’s Aid is delighted to announce that, in partnership with 15 of our specialist member organisations working to support survivors across Wales, we have secured vital funding via the Home Office Children Affected by Domestic Abuse Fund. Our Children Matter Report (2019) found that of 18,487 children and young people experiencing domestic abuse, more […]

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A Duty to Support: ‘Postcode lottery’ of support for Children and Young People

A Duty to Support: ‘Postcode lottery’ of support for Children and Young People experiencing violence and abuse in Wales leads to calls for an urgent review. ‘Postcode lottery’ of support for Children and Young People experiencing violence and abuse in Wales leads to calls for an urgent review  A new report launched today (27.06.22) has identified a […]

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