Welsh Women's Aid want domestic abuse to be recognised as a gender based issue, with appropriate services and support to be available to women and children, resulting in the eradication of all forms of violence against women.
Welsh Women's Aid needs your help. With your support we can continue our vital work, to ensure a safer and more fulfilling future for women and children in Wales. Awareness raising and prevention work is critical, and with your support we can eventually change what is accepted as a healthy relationship, and stop another generation of women and children needing to access our services. Currently 2 women a week are killed by their partner or ex partner. This is unacceptable, but we can't challenge this alone.
Domestic Abuse is the actual or threatened physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse of a person by their partner, family member or someone with whom there is, or has been, a close relationship. Domestic Abuse also relates to allowing or causing a child to witness domestic abuse. For more information about the nature and effects of domestic abuse click here
Domestic abuse and violence frighten and disempower women and children, and no-one wants to live in fear. For more information about getting help and support for yourself, a member of your family or a friend click here
Domestic abuse affects children and young people too. In many cases children are in the same room or can hear what is happening in their home. It can affect them in many different ways. Young people can also experience domestic abuse in their own intimate relationships as they start to go out with people during their teenage years. For more information click here.
WWA is the national umbrella organisation representing local Women's Aid Groups situated throughout Wales. Our member groups provide direct services for women and children who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse.WWA can provide specialist training, support and information to our member groups and to outside organisations.
We manage the Live Fear Free Helpline, a free 24 hour, bilingual, gender neutral and confidential helpline providing support and information to anyone experiencing domestic abuse, and to individuals and organisations seeking information or advice.
To find out what Welsh Women's Aid can offer to external organisations, please see What We Offer