Cardiff Women’s Aid

Cardiff Women’s Aid provides needs-based support and a place of safety for all women and children experiencing and at-risk of gender-based violence. We work alongside survivors to create change, raising awareness of the causes and consequences of violence against women and girls. We work in partnership with others to prevent gender-based violence and promote equality.

Our crisis support team is called RISE. RISE can help you if:

  • You have been harmed or are at risk of harm from a partner or family member
  • You have experienced rape and/ or sexual assault, or are at risk of sexual exploitation
  • You have experienced or are at risk of being subjected to harmful practices, including honour-based violence, forced marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (also known as cutting, female circumcision, sunna, gudniin, halalays, tahur, megrez and/or khitan)
  • You are experiencing stalking and / or harassment, or are receiving threats that you or someone else may be harmed
  • You are experiencing “non-physical” abuse, like coercive control, emotional abuse, humiliation, isolation, neglect, financial abuse and/or psychological abuse

*If you are unsure this is the correct service for you, please contact us anyway. There is no problem too small or too big, and we will be able to direct you to the appropriate service.

RISE (Recovery, Information, Safety, Empowerment) is our Crisis Support team and specialises in supporting, advocating and providing safe places for women and their children, who are experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse, sexual violence, harmful practices, sexual exploitation, stalking and/ or harassment.

The RISE team have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the issues around violence against women and are committed to supporting you throughout your recovery. Our Independent Personal Advisors (IPAs) and support workers work exclusively with you. They are committed to providing you with all the information and support that you need, so that you can make positive, informed choices. We want you to feel in control of your journey towards recovery.


Last Updated: April 4, 2023
If any data is incorrect, please contact us to report it.
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