November 25 was White Ribbon Day- the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Vale AM Jane Hutt, marked the day in the Senedd with members of the Dinas Powys WI. She said:
“Shockingly, in Wales and England, 2 women a week are killed by a current or former partner and 10,000 women a week experience sexual abuse. This is unacceptable, and we must do all we can to eliminate this devastating human rights violation. I raised this issue in the National Assembly last week and asked the First Minister for an update on how the Welsh Government supports White Ribbon day. I was pleased that on White Ribbon day, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford and the Leader of the House and Chief Whip, Julie James announced £1.2 million of EU funding, alongside £300,000 directly from the Welsh Government for the £1.7 million Limitless programme during a visit to Welsh Women’s Aid in Cardiff.”