ICE Advent: Welsh Women’s Aid
14th December 2016
Our ICE Advent continues today with Welsh Women’s Aid.
Welsh Women’s Aid is the national charity in Wales working to end domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women. We are a federation of specialist organisations in Wales (working as part of a UK network of services) that provide lifesaving services to survivors of violence and abuse – women, men, children, families – and deliver a range of innovative preventative services in local communities.
We have been at the forefront of shaping coordinated community responses and practice in Wales since we were established in 1978. We do this by campaigning for change and providing advice, consultancy, support and training to deliver policy and service improvements for survivors, families and communities.
We also deliver services including the Live Fear Free Helpline, support and advocacy services in Colwyn Bay and Wrexham, and a national Children Matter preventative project supporting children and young people in every local authority in Wales. Our success is founded on making sure the experiences and needs of survivors are central to all we do.
Here is why we do what we do…
Reasons like this…
“I’ve been bullied and controlled and you think it’s your fault. You stay because you’re frightened, you leave because you’re frightened, you try killing yourself because you’re frightened. You don’t know which way to turn.” Survivor (via Are you Listening, Am I Being Heard? Report 2016)
64% of women across the UK have experienced sexual harassment in public places. (YouGov/End Violence Against Women poll 2016)
70% of girls aged 11–21 say sexism is so widespread it affects most areas of their lives. (Girlguiding UK Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2016).
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