Tackling violence against women in Wales

About Us

Who we are:

The Wales Violence Against Women Action Group is a coalition of organisations drawn down from a broad spectrum that came together in 2009 in order to share experience and skills, with the aim of tackling violence against women in Wales through raising awareness, challenging attitudes and pressing for change in government policy.

The Action Group’s membership currently includes Amnesty International, BAWSO, Cardiff Women’s Aid, Equality & Human Rights Commission (observer status), Hafan Cymru, The Henna Foundation, Llamau, Minority Ethnic Women’s Network (MEWN) Cymru, National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) Wales, New Pathways, NUS Wales Women’s Campaign, Port Talbot and Afan Women’s Aid, Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre North Wales (RASA) Wales, Rape Crisis (England and Wales), Relate Cymru, Safer Wales, Stop it Now! (NSPCC), The Survivors Trust Wales, Wales Assembly of Women, Welsh Women’s Aid and Women4Resources.

What We Do

Find out more about us, what we do, why we do it and the things that we think are important?

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What is Violence against Women?

The term Violence Against Women is understood as a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against women and shall mean all acts of gender-based violence that result in, or are likely to result in…

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The Facts

All forms of violence against women are widespread, as are attitudes that normalize and excuse this violence. Research studies continue to find alarming and persistently high levels of VAW in the UK in general and Wales

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