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  • Could you mentor a child?

    Challenge yourself: change a child’s future.

    Women’s Aid Monmouthshire are looking for volunteer mentors to work with children who have experienced domestic abuse.

    You would meet with a child aged between 5-11 years for two to four hours, once a week, for one year.

    You’d spend time planning each weekly mentoring session, and attend supervision once a month at Women’s Aid Monmouthshire. There is a small monthly mentoring budget that you can claim back.

    You’d receive comprehensive mentor training, work within a structured and proven programme, and be managed and supported throughout your mentoring year.

    “He needed a role model, now he is a role model himself… It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done”

    For more information on the programme, please contact Alice on 01873 859011 or email mentoringproject@waimon.org.uk

     

    Next training dates: November 8th, 15th, 16th.

  • WWA written evidence for GBV Bill

    Submission to the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee regarding the ‘Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill’

     Click here to read more

    Summary of WWA written evidence on the ‘Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill’

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  • Christmas Card Making Competition

    Too soon for Christmas………Never

    Hello!

    Christmas Card Making Competition for women and children in refuge and in the community

    Christmas talk is in the air once more. We thought it would be a great idea to encourage a little bit of Christmas card making activity for women and children in refuge. The aim is to gather a few of the best card designs from across Wales that we could get printed and then sell for fundraising. There will be certificates for the best artists, and chosen designs, of course!

    Would you like to get involved?

    If so, gather your troops for some card making fun and send the best two or three designs to me on the address below (or email good quality pictures if you can).

    We are looking to choose 5 designs overall, so get creative!!

    We will celebrate the venture on the website and on social media, so any cards you send will be put out there too. The cards will contribute to our activities for 16 Days as well, see http://www.16dayswales.org.uk/.

    Deadline for cards is the 15th October, so we have plenty of time to print and distribute.

    Get involved, have some fun, It’s Christmas! Nearly :0)

    If you would like any more information about our engagement and participation activity, or if you would like me to come along and meet with groups while they are doing this (I love a bit of card making), just get in touch.

    Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who you think would be interested in taking part.

    Sally Hughes
    Engagement and Participation Officer, Welsh Women’s Aid Pendragon House, Caxton Place, Pentwyn, Cardiff, CF23 8XE
    02920 541551

    sallyhughes@welshwomensaid.org.uk

    Twitter: @WWA_Engagement

  • Exciting new engagement project!

    We want to develop meaningful ways for women and children to feel empowered, supported and motivated to share their experiences, in order to inform policy and practice. Designed with this aim in mind, our new Engagement and Participation project is about building relationships with women and children who have lived through the experience of domestic abuse or other forms of Violence against Women, or who have an interest as a stakeholder. The aim of this work is to be responsive to need, to build the confidence of women and children, and enable them to take steps towards achieving their potential, to generate greater understanding of the causes and effects of domestic abuse and other forms of Violence against Women, support capacity building with our members, and work closely with all stakeholders. We aim to listen to, learn from and value the involvement of women and children. We are keen to promote the benefits of engagement and participation, it builds courage, confidence, and skills. Our hope is that the telling of women’s and children’s shared experience is moving, and inspirational for others. We hope that the women and children who take part can see how their contribution makes a difference. We want to recruit women and children who are interested in taking an active role in consultations, media work, community development and awareness raising. We will begin building a ‘Voices Network’ through which to gather a range of voices. We will develop toolkits, guidance, briefings and training for individuals who take part, our members and stakeholders. Over the next few weeks, Sally Hughes, our Engagement and Participation Officer, will be starting to make contact with our members as she is keen to develop the programme with your input. If you have any thoughts or ideas, or would like to share any of the service user involvement work you are doing presently with women and children who are service users, ex-service users or in the community, you can contact her on sallyhughes@welshwomensaid.org.uk or ring 029 20 541 551.

  • Male Ambassadors Project

    We are currently looking for high profile men to act as ambassadors for WWA to speak out against violence against women. If you know any men who you think would like to participate, or would fit this role, please contact Meg Kissack, Campaign & Events Officer;

    megkissack@welshwomensaid.org.uk

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Many women and children are forced to stay with violent partners because they feel they can’t leave their pets behind – and in some instances violent men are also violent towards the family pets

 

Abuse in the home is not a rare problem, it is just rarely admitted as one

Hidden Hurt - http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk

Cam-drin Seicolegol / Emosiynol

Mae cam-drin Emosiynol a Seicolegol yn cynnwys mathau gwahanol o ymddygiad rheoli nad yw’n gorfforol sy’n achosi niwed emosiynol ac yn bychanu unigolyn.

Mae cam-drin Emosiynol a Seicolegol yn cynnwys:

·       Dweud wrth rywun eu bod yn ddi-werth,

·        Dweud wrthyn nhw does neb arall sydd eu heisiau,

·        Gorfodi rhywun i wneud pethau ar amser penodol neu mewn ffordd benodol,

·        Tanseilio gweithredoedd, barn a chredoau unigolyn,

·        Dweud wrth rywun ei fod yn wan ac na fyddai’n gallu ymdopi ar ei ben ei hun,

·        Gwneud i rywun feddwl eu bod yn wallgof,

·        Dweud wrth rywun mai nhw sydd ar fai am y trais a’r cam-drin domestig,

·        Peidio â gadael i rywun gael ymwelwyr,

·        Rheoli pwy sydd yn ffrindiau iddynt,

·        Peidio â gadael i unigolyn fynd allan,

·        Peidio â gadael i unigolyn weld teulu na ffrindiau,

·        Peidio â gadael i unigolyn fod ar ei ben ei hun gydag eraill,

·        Peidio â gadael i unigolyn ddefnyddio’r ffôn, anfon llythyrau neu e-bostio,

·        Cloi rhywun mewn ystafell neu dŷ,

·        Peidio â gadael i unigolyn fynd allan i weithio, peidio â gadael i unigolyn fynd i’r coleg neu ddosbarthiadau nos,

·        Mynd gyda rhywun i bob man er mwyn rheoli’r hyn maen nhw’n ei wneud, pwy maen nhw’n ei weld a beth maen nhw’n ei ddweud,

·        Dweud wrth rywun eu bod yn rhiant gwael,

·        Cael plant i ddweud a gwneud pethau i greu gofid i rywun,

·        Annog plant i gymryd rhan yn y cam-drin,

·        Cam-drin plant neu anifeiliaid anwes rhywun,

·        Difrodi eiddo,

·        Cyhuddo rhywun o ddweud celwydd pan nad ydynt yn gwneud hynny,

·        Dweud wrth rywun eu bod yn dew, yn hyll ac yn ddiwerth,

·        Gwneud i rywun feddwl does neb arall yn eu hoffi,

·        Bygwth niweidio rhywun, neu niweidio eu plant neu eu hanifeiliaid anwes,

·        Bygwth anfon rhywun i’r ysbyty gan eu bod yn wallgof,

·        Bygwth alltudio rhywun neu beidio â rhoi gofal os yw rhywun yn hen, yn sâl neu’n anabl,

·        Dweud wrth rywun os ydynt yn gadael, bydd y camdriniwr yn dod o hyd iddyn nhw ac yn eu lladd

·        Bygwth cam-drin rhywun o flaen eu plant, eu teulu neu eu ffrindiau.

Yn aml, mae’n anodd adnabod cam-drin emosiynol. Fe all ddigwydd mewn ffordd gyfrwys iawn nad yw’n amlwg i ffrindiau neu deulu unigolyn. Gallai’r unigolyn sy’n cael ei gam-drin feddwl neu deimlo nad yw’r cam-drin yn digwydd hyd yn oed.

Gall cam-drin emosiynol effeithio ar fenywod a phlant sy’n ei ddioddef mewn llawer o ffyrdd. Fe all adael creithiau seicolegol dwfn ac achosi niwed difrifol i hunanhyder yr unigolyn sy’n dioddef y cam-drin.

Os ydych yn dioddef cam-drin emosiynol/seicolegol, neu gam-drin domestig o unrhyw fath, cysylltwch â Llinell Gymorth Cam-drin Domestig Cymru ar 0808 80 10 800.

 


 

Mae ymchwil yn awgrymu y gallai achosion o gam-drin anifeiliaid, mewn rhai amgylchiadau, gael eu defnyddio i orfodi, rheoli a dychryn menywod a phlant i aros yn eu sefyllfa gamdriniol neu gadw’n dawel amdani. Gall bygwth cam-drin anifail anwes neu ei gam-drin yn wirioneddol atal menywod rhag gadael sefyllfaoedd o gam-drin domestig.

Caiff llawer o fenywod a phlant eu gorfodi i aros gyda’u partneriaid treisgar gan eu bod yn teimlo na allant adael eu hanifeiliaid anwes – ac mewn rhai achosion, mae dynion treisgar hefyd yn dreisgar tuag at anifeiliaid y teulu. Dengys ymchwil bod cysylltiad rhwng cam-drin anifeiliaid a thrais domestig: gallai dynion sy’n dreisgar tuag at fenywod fygwth niweidio anifail annwyl neu ei ladd er mwyn dychryn eu partner, ac felly cadw rheolaeth a phŵer drostynt.

Ystadegau

Yn ôl y sefydliad Paws for Kids, nododd 46% o fenywod bod eu partneriaid wedi bygwth niweidio eu hanifeiliaid anwes, a nododd 29% bod eu partneriaid wedi niweidio eu hanifeiliaid anwes.  Roedd gan 81% o’r menywod a holwyd blant ac roedd 41% o’r plant yn y teuluoedd yma wedi gweld bygythiadau neu drais gwirioneddol tuag at eu hanifeiliaid anwes annwyl.

Yn ôl adroddiad Ystadegau Pedwaredd Flwyddyn Llinell Gymorth Cam-drin Domestig Cymru, hysbyswyd am 137 achos o’r troseddwr yn bod yn dreisgar tuag at y plant, a 27 achos o fod yn dreisgar tuag at anifeiliaid anwes.

Mae astudiaeth gan Ffederasiwn Cymorth i Ferched Lloegr hefyd yn awgrymu bod pobl sy’n cyflawni cam-drin domestig yn y DU yn defnyddio cam-drin anifeiliaid anwes i geisio rheoli a gorfodi eu partneriaid neu gynbartneriaid a’u plant, gan nodi bod pobl sy’n galw’r Llinell Gymorth Genedlaethol yn dweud bod 9 anifail anwes yr wythnos, ar gyfartaledd, yn cael eu cam-drin neu wedi cael eu cam-drin gan droseddwr.

Pam mae Troseddwyr yn bygwth anifeiliaid anwes?

Yn ôl Paws for Kids:

·        Bydd troseddwr yn defnyddio beth bynnag sydd yn y cartref i gadw ei bŵer a’i reolaeth dros ei bartner a’r plant.

·        Trwy niweidio anifail anwes, mae troseddwr yn pwysleisio ymdeimlad o fraw yn ei bartner a’r plant. Efallai na fydd rhaid i droseddwr wneud unrhyw beth arall i ddangos pŵer.

·        Trwy ladd anifail anwes, gallai troseddwr fod yn dinistrio unig gysur a chefnogaeth y fenyw neu’r plant drwy roi diwedd ar gariad diamod anifail anwes, a bydd hyn yn sicr o ychwanegu at eu teimladau o unigedd ac anobaith.

·        Os gadewir anifail anwes yn y cartref pan fydd menyw a’i phlant yn mynd i loches, gallai dyn benderfynu niweidio’r anifail er mwyn ychwanegu at y pryder os nad yw hi yno, dyw ei hanifeiliaid ddim yn ddiogel.

·        Trwy fygwth niweidio anifail anwes annwyl, gallai’r sawl sy’n cam-drin brynu tawelwch plentyn.

I nifer o fenywod a phlant sy’n gadael perthnynas dreisgar, does dim llawer o ddewisiadau ar gael iddynt o ran eu hanifeiliaid anwes. Mae’r gwasanaethau isod yn sicrhau y bydd gofalwr maeth gwirfoddol yn gofalu am yr anifeiliaid nes bydd y perchennog yn gallu eu cymryd yn ôl. Mae’r holl leoliadau yn gwbl gyfrinachol.


RSPCA PetRetreat

Mae byw gyda cham-drin domestig yn anodd, ond gallai fod yn anoddach fyth os oes gennych chi anifail anwes annwyl. Nid yw’r rhan fwyaf o lochesau’n derbyn anifeiliaid, ac felly gallai’r RSPCA eich helpu chi, eich teulu a’ch anifail.

Gallai gwasanaeth PetRetreat yr RSPCA drefnu i ofalwyr maeth ofalu am eich anifail anwes os ydych yn dianc rhag cam-drin domestig. Caiff eich anifail anwes gartref da nes i chi ymgartrefu a bod yn barod i ofalu amdano eto.

Os oes gennych chi anifail anwes ac yn teimlo’n barod i adael eich cartref a mynd i loches, neu os ydych chi mewn lloches ac wedi gadael eich anifail anwes yn y cartref, cysylltwch â gwasanaeth PetRetreat yr RSPCA.

Ffôn: 0300 123 8278
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Sylwer os gwelwch yn dda, dim ond cathod a chŵn dros chwe mis oed ac anifeiliaid anwes teuluol sefydledig y gallwn eu derbyn. Y rheswm am hyn yw ei bod yn ansefydlogi anifeiliaid ifanc iawn neu rai sy’n newydd i’ch teulu os ydynt yn cael eu symud o le i le.

 


 

Gwasanaethau eraill a allai fod o gymorth:

Gogledd Cymru

Sefydliad Buster
Yn cynnwys ardaloedd: Sir Fôn, Gwynedd, Conwy, Sir Ddinbych, Sir y Fflint, Wrecsam.
Gwasanaeth maeth i fenywod sy’n byw yn y siroedd hyn a menywod sy’n mynd i loches yn yr ardaloedd hyn. 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Ffôn: 07722 361825

Sir Gaer a Gogledd Lloegr

0120 469 8999 (PAWS for kids)

Caerfyrddin

01554 750 100 (Cartref Cŵn Llanelli)

01267 253847 (Paws and Claws - Bronwydd, Caerfyrddin)

01570 470 589 (Tŷ Agored, Cribyn, Llanbedr Pont Steffan)

01550 740 661 (Achub Anifeiliaid, Llandeust)

01267 237 958 (Damweiniau Anifeiliaid, Argyfyngau yn unig, 4 Clos Morgan, Caerfyrddin)

Colwyn

01492 870 212 (Anifeiliaid a Adawyd)

01492 532 780 (RSPCA)

01492 532 346 (Achub Anifeiliaid)

Bydd gan eich grŵp Cymorth i Ferched lleol ragor o wybodaeth am y cynlluniau maeth ar gyfer anifeiliaid anwes sydd ar gael yn eich ardal.

I gysylltu â’ch grŵp Cymorth i Ferched lleol, ewch i dudalennau Cymorth i Ferched Cymru