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Welsh Government Consultation: Violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence (VAWDASV) National Strategy Published Date: 15/12/2021

The Welsh Government are seeking views on an updated National Strategy to stop violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

The consultation includes:

  • key priorities for stopping violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence
  • the principles of the approach, including the way the Welsh Government will work with partners.

The draft strategy sets out 6 objectives:

Objective 1

Challenge the public attitude to violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence across the Welsh population through awareness raising and space for public discussion with the aim to decrease its occurrence.

Objective 2

Increase awareness in children, young people and adults of the importance of safe, equal and healthy relationships and empowering them to positive personal choices.

Objective 3

Increase the focus on holding those who commit abuse to account and supporting those who may carry out abusive or violent behaviour to change their behaviour and avoid offending.

Objective 4

Make early intervention and prevention a priority.

Objective 5

Relevant professionals are trained to provide effective, timely and appropriate responses to victims and survivors.

Objective 6

Provide all victims with equal access to appropriately resourced, high quality, needs-led, strength-based, inter-sectional and responsive services across Wales.

The consultation will close on 1 February 2022.

View the consultation