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Campaigning and influencing

We campaign to improve practice and services for survivors of violence and abuse,  and work to influence and improve law and policy in Wales, the UK, in Europe and internationally.

We speak out about things that matter to people who have experienced abuse, and to the services that support them, in order to raise awareness about important, but often ignored, issues.

We make sure that the voices and experiences of survivors and of specialist services are central to all we do.

We need your support to help us successfully campaign to influence change. For more information, or to get involved with a particular campaign, email [email protected].

Our current campaigns include:

  • 30 March, 2016

    Save Refuges, Save Lives

    We’re calling for long-term funding for specialist support services across Wales, so that women and children can access lifesaving support. Last year in Wales, 388 survivors of domestic abuse could not be accommodated by refuges because there was no space available where and when they needed help. Together we can change this. Campaign success In…

  • 10 July, 2018

    Step Up!

    We are very excited to announce that we have joined the Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Step Up! Campaign, calling on governments across Europe to step up their efforts and make sure that every woman and child who has experienced abuse or violence has access to specialist support. As part of this we’ve teamed up…

  • 12 July, 2018

    #Future40

    As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations we have launched #Future40 – a campaign that will run throughout 2018. #Future40 focuses on what survivors of violence, their families, communities and people across Wales want to achieve over the next 40 years in order to end all forms of violence against women. We are calling on…

  • 12 July, 2018

    Housing Matters Wales

    Welsh Women’s Aid has joined with Cymorth Cymru and Community Housing Cymru to launch the #HousingMattersWales campaign. Together we are saying funding must be increased for the Housing Support Grant, which delivers homelessness prevention and housing-related support services in Wales. The Housing Support Grant is the Welsh Government’s principal funding stream for preventing homelessness and…

  • 17 June, 2019

    Joint Recommendations for the Domestic Abuse Bill

    Joint Recommendations for the Domestic Abuse Bill The Domestic Abuse Bill, and supporting non-legislative programme of work, has been called a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver a step change in the identification of and response to domestic abuse. On welcoming the UK Government’s draft Bill, we are also clear the remit and focus must be wider…

A reminder that our @LiveFearFree helpline is in the customer vote for a special centenary @TescoWales @groundworkuk #BagsofHelp grant - we can win up to £25,000. You can now vote in all North Wales stores until the end of December. Please support us in your local store! pic.twitter.com/cmBNpRrzkf

About 4 hours ago from WelshWomensAid's Twitter