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27 November, 2014

Welsh Women’s Aid: A Day in the Life (Data Administrator, Rhiannon Maniatt)

Welsh Women’s Aid: A Day in the Life
Data Administrator
Rhiannon Maniatt

My role includes developing and implementing organisational databases, collecting, collating and analysing data and producing reports.

This time of the year, my days are full of data collation and analysis, and my role is vital to demonstrate the impact of our work and the importance of domestic abuse services across Wales.

Once my morning of number crunching is done, it’s time to prepare this month’s newsletter, which people from all over the world read. I then monitor our website and social media accounts and with over 1000 likes on Facebook, and over 4000 followers on Twitter, it’s necessary that we respond to queries and let people know about the good work that is being carried out all over Wales.

This afternoon, I’m reviewing our Children Matter training service through feedback received; we receive positive comments from professionals who attend our training, which really brings home the importance of our work and the value we provide.

I guess if you don’t like working with numbers, reports or computers, my job must seem really boring.  Luckily, I am in my element, and love it! I see all of the statistics from our member groups, and all the ways that women have reported being affected by abuse. You can’t prepare yourself for the sheer amount of women who have been hurt or abused, just for being women. We need to do everything we can to end violence against women and girls, awareness and information needs to be highlighted and shared – The 16 Days Campaign can help to do just that.

Our #AskMe pilot in Wales does just that (led by local specialist services), encourages community discussion, increases knowledge & understanding about domestic/sexual abuse & help available, & expands ways women can get help #ChangethatLasts twitter.com/EleriB/status/…

About 15 hours ago from WelshWomensAid's Twitter