If you are a woman who has experienced violence or abuse we invite you to become a member of our National Survivors’ Network. You can register by clicking the link below.
Once you complete the registration form you will have access to various violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) related resources and you can find out about opportunities to engage with a wide range of services and providers. So, if you feel passionately about how women and children are protected and supported and want to contribute to raising awareness about issues that affect survivors join our network!
SEEdS (Survivors Empowering and Educating Services) is a survivor participation project coordinated by Welsh Women’s Aid which provided opportunities for women with lived experience of all forms of domestic abuse and/or sexual violence to share their experiences to influence and inform a wide range of stakeholders.
The project brought together women from across South Wales and provided training, support and resources as well as a safe space where survivors could meet, share knowledge and experiences and learn from one another.
Working in partnership with agencies across the public and voluntary sector, the project provided platforms where survivors were able to meaningfully inform the planning, development and delivery of violence against women services, including domestic abuse and sexual violence.
After three years of funding from the SWPCC and the Pilgrim’s Trust the current SEEdS project will be coming to an end early in 2020. In collaboration with survivors who have participated in the project, Welsh Women’s Aid has developed a survivor engagement good practice toolkit which can be downloaded here: SEEdS Toolkit
Welsh Women’s Aid is committed to continue engaging with survivors and placing their experiences and voices at the core of all the work we do. We are currently developing our National Survivor Engagement Framework which will guide how we collaborate with survivors from 2020, please check our website for future updates on this from January. In the interim, you can access ongoing opportunities by becoming a member of our online Survivor Network, see below for information on how to join.