Word from the third 20.11.19

White Ribbon Day 2019

White Ribbon Day is held on November 25th, also known as the International Day for the Eradication of Violence against Women , and is an annual day to raise awareness of family violence. The day is run by the White Ribbon Campaign.

About VAWDASV in Gwent

Women’s Services and Campaigns

  • Light a Candle – an event in Cardiff to raise awareness of violence against women – 25th November – The march begins at 10am from Llamau offices in Cardiff to Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff.    Further information or to register for the event:  event@bawso.org.uk
  • Newport Women’s Aid has formally merged into Cyfannol Women’s Aid – for full details follow the link:  Cyfannol’s full statement


Courses and Support Groups


Welsh Government Advice and Information

  • Help in applying for the EU Settlement Scheme – Welsh Government announced a package of free legal advice and support to help EU citizens prepare for Brexit and continue to live and work in Wales. The EU Settlement Scheme in Wales website provides a clear picture of the free legal advice services being delivered in Wales.  Click here
  • The Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Specified Information) (Wales) Regulations 2019 – intended to regulate tenant holding deposits, allowing prospective tenants to make informed choices about the suitability of a tenancy.  Unless the regulations are annulled by the Assembly they will come into force on 13th December 2019.  More Information:   English   Cymraeg

Patrick Downes

Third Sector Development Officer – IT Lead based in Pontypool

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