Social Change

Why we need social change

Violence against women and girls (VAWG) both reinforces and is reinforced by unequal social structures, and these inequalities are not new. It is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations that is rooted in gendered social structures. Rather than individual and random acts, VAWG cuts across age, socio-economic, educational and geographic boundaries; affects all societies; and is a major obstacle to ending gender inequality and discrimination globally.


We work at all levels to make change such as:

  • Supporting and educating survivors
  • Community based activism
  • Informing and educating groups, individuals and organisations
  • E-learning
  • External training

How we encourage social change at CWA

At Cardiff Women’s Aid, we understand that we can’t simply treat the symptoms of institutional and societal oppression. Therefore, we don’t just provide support services and hope that violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence disappear. Instead, we develop on strong foundations built by the women’s movement to bear the torch for fundamental social change.

We encourage a whole-society approach to ending violence against women and girls.


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

Community Activism

Survivor Network