Violence against women and girls – Welsh Government assessment

Progress assessment

Limited progress

There have been legal or policy changes to improve human rights protections but very limited evidence of sustained improvements in the enjoyment of human rights on this issue

The introduction of the Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act 2015 (the VAWDASV Act) has resulted in public bodies prioritising these issues and raising awareness. But evidence suggests that women and girls’ human rights are still being violated. Evidence indicates that rates of domestic abuse increased during the coronavirus pandemic, and survivors struggle to access specialist support.

Read more about the UK and Welsh Governments’ actions on violence against women and girls.

The assessment was made based on the evidence available up to 15/09/2020