About Us

Who We Are

Cardiff Women’s Aid is a woman-led, feminist organization which exists to support women and end Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in all its forms. For over 45 years, we have supported survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and all other forms of violence against women.

We provide 24/7 crisis support and advocacy, emergency accommodation (refuge), aftercare and recovery, and ongoing support to survivors to reclaim their lives and reach their full potential.

While each of our services has its own key aim, everything we do is interconnected, and our specialist team has the knowledge and skills to bring all the elements of our provisions together. A personal advocate is as comfortable discussing legal protection and housing options as she is using her skills to address trauma.

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Why We Exist

Cardiff Women’s Aid exists to end both the act and aftermath of VAWG, to work towards as well as meeting survivors’ needs. Our work is comprehensive and we work alongside survivors to help them achieve independent lives free from abuse.

We understand violence against women as a product of our unequal society, which is why we work to transform society’s response to abuse through outreach, training, and advocacy.

Whether we work within schools, communities, with the media or other institutions, our aim is to shift the landscape. We want to move away from tolerating the violation of women and girls’ human rights, towards one in which women’s safety and gender equality is the norm.

We never stop working for the social change and justice that will eventually end violence against women and girls.

If you need support

For women, children and young people who are experiencing the effects of any form of violence against women, domestic violence/abuse, or sexual violence/abuse, we are here. Visit our crisis support website for more information about the support available.

Cardiff Women’s Centre exists to support women from all walks of life to explore, heal and find their power. We focus on providing support and advice, helping women to connect and discover new opportunities, and creating a sustainable circle of women supporting women.

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