Join us in working together to end violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Welsh Women’s Aid is the national umbrella body in Wales working to end violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence. For over four decades we’ve provided support, leadership and representation for the national network of specialist services in Wales. Providing a voice for specialist services and the survivors and families they work with helps us advocate to inform and transform laws, policy and practice to benefit survivors of abuse.
Ending violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence is everyone’s business. So, we also collaborate, inform, support and influence in communities and across governments and other organisations. As an Individual Supporter you can help us achieve our vision of a world in which women and children live free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and all forms of violence against women, and by doing so achieve independence, freedom and liberation from oppression.
Welsh Women’s Aid is a charity and support from individuals is vital to our work. You can help us speak out against inequality and influence policy change to create a world where women and children live free from fear of violence. Being an Individual Supporter is open to anyone who supports our vision, mission and values.
You can take action – however big or small – as part of awareness raising and other activities that we run throughout the year.
As an Individual Supporter you will:
You can join Welsh Women’s Aid any time as a supporter, and we ask you to pay what you can afford annually with suggested amounts £25, £50, £100, other.
By expressing an interest in becoming a Welsh Women’s Aid Individual Supporter you are consenting to Welsh Women’s Aid storing and using the information you’ve provided on this form.
The information on this form will be stored in a database of supporters and will be stored in line with our Confidentiality, Data Protection and Sharing Information policy. We’ll use your name and email address to contact you to provide you with the benefits listed in this form. If you’ve provided a phone number and/or address, we’ll use these to contact you to discuss your contribution and send them to our finance team to generate an invoice.
Your information will be held for as long as you wish to remain an individual supporter. We will review our records annually contact you by email or phone to ask if you still wish to remain an individual supporter. We will remove your details from our database if you no longer wish to be an individual supporter. At any point, you can request that your details be removed from our database by emailing [email protected].
Information relating to any financial contribution, such as invoices or other record of payment will be kept for 7 years. If you have any questions, concerns or queries about how your data is stored, please contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected].
Welsh Women’s Aid is a feminist organisation, and our values are founded on commitments to human rights, anti-discrimination and freedom from oppression. Our approach is founded on the following value-base:
We are feminist and value diversity of lived experiences – we amplify diverse voices, recognising that identities and life experience impact on experiences of abuse and access to support, safety and justice. We advocate ending violence against women and girls alongside the liberation of all women and girls from multiple oppressions like sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, ageism, ableism, transphobia, to attain social justice for all.
We promote integrity – we are accountable, and place survivors’ voices and their lived experiences central to our work. We encourage respect, transparency and learning from experience, we challenge misuse of power and promote social responsibility in all we do.
We collaborate – we work with survivors, specialist services, other organisations, individuals and communities, to capacity-build services and to evidence and deliver what works in preventing violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.
We empower – we advocate a rights-based approach so that all women and children can achieve their full potential, and we promote services led by and for women/minoritised groups as being vital to meeting needs and to achieving social, economic and political liberation from patriarchy, racism, and other oppressions.
We transform – we are committed to challenging inequalities and discrimination, to combining high-quality services with activism for social change, and building a movement that ends violence against women and girls and liberates women and girls from multiple and intersecting oppressions to benefit everyone.
To achieve our vision we will focus on:
A disappointing & shortsighted decision. 1 in 3 women experience violence or sexual abuse in their lifetime – in Wales, that equates to around 530,441 women. Domestic homicide reviews can reveal where opportunities for support could have been offered. bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-…