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  • Welsh Women’s Aid Welcome Supreme Court Judgment Police May Have Violated Joanna Michael’s Human Rights – Disappointed by Negligence Decision

     

  • Welsh Women's Aid Presents STILL WE RISE: Preventing violence against women in Wales 2 day conference

     

  • Wales and England's Women's Aid issue statement on 'Delilah'

    Women's Aid England and Wales issue statement on 'Delilah'

    Fri, 12th Dec 14

    Eleri Butler, CEO of Welsh Women's Aid and Polly Neate, CEO of Women's Aid Federation of Engand said:

    "We ask the Welsh Rugby Union not to actively promote singing the song 'Delilah' as many people sing this song and don't realise what it's about - it is a man singing about killing his female partner, and in England and Wales this happens to two real women every week. It's a well known and popular song, but its message is nothing to celebrate.”

    If you live in Wales you can phone the All Wales Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Helpline (freephone) on 0808 80 10 800. You will be able to speak personally to a professionally trained Helpline staff member.

    Read the full statement here.

  • Day 16: Welsh Women's Aid, A Day in the Life (Director of Operations, Gill Owens)

    Welsh Women’s Aid: A Day in the Life
    Director of Operations
    Gill Owens

    Every day in this role is different.  Since joining Welsh Women’s Aid in June 2014, originally to manage the business and support its staff during the period between Chief Executive Officers , that being Paula Hardy leaving us in the spring and Eleri Butler joining in November, it has been a real privilege to work in this sector and with some incredible people. I have spent a great deal of time talking with both staff and our member groups, gaining an in depth insight into the challenges faced not only by the victims that we support, day in, day out but also of the continual struggle that our members face to ensure there is sufficient support locally to help women and children fleeing domestic abuse,  find safe refuge from harm.

    It has been a whirlwind 6 months and in addition to working with our wonderful team in our Head office in Cardiff it has been my privilege to work with our delivery teams based in North Wales.  Spending time in Wrexham and Colwyn Bay Women Aid has given me first hand experience of the incredible work all our members and providers of Domestic Abuse do year in year out to ensure service users and victims are given the individual support they need, and as for our incredible staff in the All Wales Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence helpline.

    During this 16 Days of Action Welsh Women’s Aid has released a Survivor’s story each day, detailing the incredible stories of individuals’ journeys from fear and abuse into safety and reclaiming their lives and it makes me very proud of this sector. 

  • Stories of Hope & Survival: Day 16

    Dear past!
    Thank you for all of life’s
    lessons you’ve
    given me.
    Dear future, I’m ready now.

    Anonymous

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Domestic abuse is the actual or threatened physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial abuse of a woman by a partner, family member or someone with whom there is, or has been, a close relationship. This abuse also relates to the perpetrator allowing or causing a child to witness, or be at risk of witnessing, domestic abuse.

Welsh Women's Aid support the UN Violence Against Women definition of domestic abuse

It starts with screams and must never end in silence. 12% to 15% of European women over 16 have suffered domestic abuse in a relationship – too many have died. Many more continue to suffer physical and sexual violence from former partners, even after the break-up. It's time to find a way out!

Council of Europe

Beth yw Camdriniaeth yn y Cartref?

Mae Cymorth i Ferched Cymru yn diffinio Cam-drin yn y Cartref fel bygwth neu wir cam-drin rhywun yn gorfforol, yn emosiynol, yn seicolegol, yn rhywiol neu’n ariannol gan bartner, aelod o’r teulu neu berson mewn perthynas agos â nhw, neu a oedd mewn perthynas agos â nhw.

Yn y bôn mae cam-drin yn y cartref yn cynnwys un person yn camddefnyddio pŵer ac yn defnyddio rheolaeth dros berson arall lle mae, neu y cafwyd perthynas agos.

Mae cam-drin yn y cartref yn digwydd beth bynnag fo’r rhyw, hil, dosbarth, oed, crefydd, rhywioldeb, gallu meddyliol, gallu corfforol, incwm, ffordd o fyw neu ardal breswyl ddaearyddol.

Dengys ystadegau bod 97% o ddigwyddiadau cam-drin yn y cartref yr adroddir amdanynt yn cael eu cyflawni gan ddynion yn erbyn menywod. Fodd bynnag, mae Cymorth i Ferched Cymru yn cydnabod y gall cam-drin yn y cartref ddigwydd o fewn perthynas o’r un rhyw ac mewn ychydig iawn o achosion, menywod sy’n cyflawni’r gamdriniaeth.

Ceir llawer o ffurfiau gwahanol o gam-drin yn y cartref ond yn bennaf ceir 4 categori cyffredinol. Dyma nhw:

Am ragor o wybodaeth ar bob math o gam-drin, cliciwch ar y penawdau uchod – neu ewch i wefan Llinell Gymorth Camdriniaeth yn y Cartref a Thrais Rhywiol Cymru Gyfan drwy glicio yma