Tackling violence against women in Wales

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Women and the EU Referendum

Whatever the outcome of the EU Referendum on 23rd June 2016, it will have a significant impact on the lives of women and girls in Wales. To promote healthy discussion about the issues and make sure that women in Wales have the information they need to make […]

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New Bill needs to be strengthened to tackle violence against women in Wales

The Wales Violence Against Women Action Group has issued a statement in response to the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill introduced to the Assembly on 30 June. Statement from the Wales Violence Against Women Action Group Embargoed for release 00.01 30 June 2014 […]

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Steps to Safety 2 report shows vital need for strong new law to tackle violence against women

The Wales Violence Against Women Action Group have published their follow-up report ‘Steps to Safety 2’ aimed at measuring the successes and failures of the Wales-wide response to violence against women. The report examines the progress of the six year ‘A Right to be Safe’ strategy, launched by […]

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Ending Violence Against Women Bill must have a gender focus

The Wales VAW Action Group has produced a briefing paper for Assembly Members highlighting the need for the Ending Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence  Bill to be gender-specific. Further briefings relating to the content of the Bill will be drafted by the Action Group during the coming […]

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Blog post on VAW Bill by Hannah Austin

International Day to End Violence Against Women is this Sunday, 25th November – a time when campaigners and women’s organisations worldwide take stock of both how far we’ve come in the fight against gender-based violence, and how far we have yet to go before women and girls […]

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Wales VAW Action Group members present report to Minister

Wales VAW Action Group members joined Carl Sargeant, Minister for Local Government and Communities, for tea in the Senedd. We were able to hand over our report, outlining what we wanted to see in the forthcoming Bill, and the Minister agreed to take a look at it and […]

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One year left to protect women in Wales

The Wales VAW Action Group has reminded the Welsh Government and Assembly Members that they have one year left to deliver an effective law to tackle the unacceptable prevalence violence against women and girls in Wales.  The Group has launched a report giving their priorities for the […]

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2013 Calendar

The Wales VAW Action Group has published a calendar for 2013 with alarming statistics for each month of the year illuminating the prevalence of violence against women in Wales. Download our 2013 Calendar   

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Report – Priorities for the Violence Against Women (Wales) Bill

The group warmly welcomed the First Minister’s announcement in the Welsh Government’s five-year legislative programme in July 2011 of a Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill, and particularly the more recent announcement (July 2012) that this Bill will in fact cover all forms of violence against women, both in […]

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First Minister announces The Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill

The First Minister announced The Domestic Abuse (Wales) Bill for introduction during the 5 year legislative programme to place a duty on relevant public sector bodies to have a domestic abuse and ‘violence against women’ strategy and support elements in place.

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