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    For immediate release 20.08.14

    Welsh Women's Aid welcomes consultation on criminalising coercive control

     

     

  • New Young People (14-25yrs) Pack Launched

    Children Matter are very proud to announce the completion of the young People (14-25yrs) Pack.  The pack has been a collaboration between young people, our members and other specialist organisations.  It covers many of the recent emerging trends and issues that concern young people in their relationships. It is aimed at preventing abuse and repeat victimisation, as well as responding to recent changes in the definition of abuse to include young people  aged 16- 25yrs and recognising that young people aged between16-17yrs  can be referred to MARAC.   The  pack deals with issues such as:  Sexting, Consent and understanding what constitutes rape; pornography and gender stereotyping.  The pack contains a range of exercises, lesson plans and methods which will assist with informing and empowering young people to identify abuse and challenge  attitudes  The Packs are priced at £280 for non-members and £200 for members.   For groups requiring bilingual packs, there will be a charge of £360 per pair of English and Welsh packs.  For those groups who assisted piloting, the programme there is also a 20% discount available on first purchase.  Children Matter are now looking for groups who would be interested in piloting the 11-13yr Programme.  If you are interested please contact your regional CM Coordinator for more details and information on how to apply.

     

    STAR Programmes are developed by WWA Children Matter Project are Welsh Government funded.  Funding to deliver the programmes is made available through the CM project.

    STAR Programmes

     

    • The Programmes include training to deliver by experienced Children Matter Regional Coordinators
    • Ongoing Regional support and advice
    • Monthly Regional Children and Young People meetings
    • Outcomes (RBA) regional and national data which is also provided on a quarterly basis to Welsh Government.
  • Reaction to BBC’s ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’

    Welsh Women’s Aid (WWA) would like to praise the recent BBC Three drama ‘Murdered By My Boyfriend’, a retelling of the true story of a young British women suffering years of domestic abuse who is eventually murdered by her partner in front of their young daughter.

     

  • Welsh Women's Aid support Supreme Court bid to hold police accountable for fatal failures in assisting domestic violence victims

    This week the Supreme Court hears a landmark appeal about domestic violence, fatal violence against women and police accountability.  The Supreme Court has granted permission to Welsh Women's Aid (WWA) to intervene in the case. 

     

  • Minister for Housing and North Wales PCC visit North Wales refuge

    On June 5th, Carl Seargant AM (Minister for Housing) and Winston Roddick (North Wales PCC) visited the first self contained refuge in North Wales. 

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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