Stop Violence Against Women
"Violence against women is perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and it is perhaps the most pervasive. It knows no boundaries of geography, culture or wealth." Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
One third of women in Wales will suffer violence during their lifetime, whether it's domestic violence, sexual assault, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, human trafficking or another form of violence.
We campaign to tackle violence against women here in Wales and around in the world. In Wales, we are seeking to ensure that the Welsh Assembly Government develops an integrated strategy to tackle violence against women in all its forms. We are also working towards preventing violence against women by challenging attitudes towards violence and by promoting awareness, understanding and education in Wales.
2010 UPDATE ON TRAFFICKING IN WALES
We continue to campaign for better services for victims of trafficking in Wales. The following updates detail progress made and challenges remaining.
Update on sex trafficking in Wales
In 2007, Amnesty International Wales published Under the Covers, the first report aiming to provide a snapshot of trafficking for the sex trade in Wales. We have continued to work with stakeholders across Wales to raise awareness of trafficking and to attempt to gauge the scope and nature of the issue in Wales. This short briefing provides an update on that work. Download (Word)
Wrong Kind of Victim - Wales extract
Extract from the first major study of the UK Government's anti-trafficking measures since their launch 14 months ago. The Anti-Trafficking Group (a coalition of which Amnesty International UK is a member) report reviewed data and individual cases, to reveal marked disparities in the successful identification of victims of trafficking. Download (Word)
Report: Trafficking in Wales
Find out more by reading our report, Under the covers: Trafficking for sexual exploitation in Wales which provides a snapshot of this brutal trade and indicates that trafficking is not confined to urban centres, but is seen in small communities across the country.
Following the UK Government's adoption of a European Convention against trafficking, the Welsh Assembly Government are obligated to provide services to support victims of trafficking in Wales. We are working to ensure that this obligation is carried out to its fullest extent.
- Read the press release Welsh campaigners press first minister for further action on sex trafficking
- Download Under the covers: Trafficking for sexual exploitation in Wales (pdf)
- Take action
- Download related education resources
- What is trafficking?
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Survey Results: a student perspective in Wales
On 2 July 2008, Amnesty International and NUS Wales Women's Campaign published
the alarming results of a survey that indicates the prevalence of domestic violence
amongst students in Wales. We are calling for better advice services on campus
and a new Assembly Government campaign to challenge attitudes towards violence