Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt today (24 May 2022) unveiled the Welsh Government’s new Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWDASV) Strategy, highlighting the six aims that the government will set to help end the abhorrent abuse women face.
The new VAWDASV strategy outlines six key aims that the Welsh Government, alongside it’s partners in the public and third sector will commit to:
- Challenge attitudes to violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence by raising awareness of its impact and consequences.
- Increase awareness of the importance of safe, equal and healthy relationships.
- Hold those who commit abuse to account and help people who carry out abusive or violent behaviour to change.
- Prioritise early intervention and prevention.
- Provide training to professionals so they are equipped to give effective, timely and appropriate support to victims and survivors.
- Provide all victims with equal access to properly-resourced, high-quality support services, wherever they live in Wales.
For further information visit Six key aims to tackle Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence in Wales | GOV.WALES
What can an employer do?
Provide information for your employees that makes them aware VAWDASV happens to many different people, and everyone has a role to create communities that work towards preventing it from happening in the first place as well as supporting all those affected.
Visit Supporting employees at risk of domestic abuse | Business Wales (gov.wales) for further information and see the Welsh Government website for information on the Live Fear Free helpline and support services.