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  • 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’

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    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

  • Children & Young People’s funding campaign

    Welsh Women's Aid are looking to start a campaign for funding for children's work in Wales. We last carried out research in 2012 and intend to see what the national picture looks like two years later. We are busy collating data from our members, and aim to use the findings to campaign for increased funding availability for children's work across Wales.

    If you have any ideas, or would like to get involved,  please contact Meg Kissack, Campaign & Events Officer; megkissack@welshwomensaid.org.uk

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On average, a woman experiences 35 incidents of physical violence before reporting it to the police

 

Domestic abuse occurs irrespective of gender, race, class, age, religion, sexuality, mental ability, physical ability, income, lifestyle or geographical area of residence.

 

Y Ffeithiau

Bydd 1 o bob 4 menyw yng Nghymru a Lloegr yn dioddef cam-drin yn y cartref gan ei phartner neu gynbartner rhyw bryd yn ystod eu bywydau ac yn y DU, caiff 2 fenyw'r wythnos eu llofruddio gan bartner neu gynbartner.

Mae digwyddiadau o gam-drin yn y cartref yn cyfrannu at bron chwarter y troseddau treisgar ac fe ymosodir ar fenyw 35 gwaith ar gyfartaledd cyn iddi gysylltu â’r heddlu. Ond, nid yw’r term ‘cam-drin yn y cartref’ yn cynnwys trais corfforol yn unig - mae’n disgrifio unrhyw ymddygiad ymosodol a ddefnyddir gan un person i reoli a/neu ddominyddu person arall lle ceir neu y cafwyd perthynas agos â nhw. Mae hefyd yn cynnwys un aelod o’r teulu’n ceisio rheoli a/neu ddominyddu aelod arall.

Mewn 90% o ddigwyddiadau cam-drin yn y cartref, mae plant yn yr un ystafell neu yn yr ystafell drws nesaf. Hyd yn oed pan nad yw’n ymddangos bod plant yn cael eu cam-drin yn uniongyrchol eu hunain, dengys ymchwil eu bod yn debygol o fod yn ymwybodol o’r hyn sy’n digwydd.
Mae traean o blant yn ceisio ymyrryd yn ystod ymosodiadau ac weithiau, bydd plant yn teimlo’n euog os nad ydynt yn helpu eu rhiant.
Amcangyfrifir bod rhwng traean a dau draean o blant sy’n byw mewn cartrefi lle caiff y fam ei cham-drin, mewn perygl o gael eu cam-drin yn uniongyrchol hefyd.
Am ragor o wybodaeth ar effeithiau cam-drin yn y cartref ar blant a phobl ifanc, cliciwch yma