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“The constant and pervasive effects of male violence and gender inequality have conditioned women’s lives for far too long.”

Conversations on accountability for violence against women should focus on the behaviour of perpetrators and not that of victims, says Wales’ Minister for Social Justice, as the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

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£51m support fund to help families hardest hit by cost-of-living crisis

A new £51m package of support will help families facing the cost-of-living crisis to pay their bills this winter, Welsh Ministers announced today.

The Welsh Government is releasing extra funding from its reserves to target support towards lower income households, providing immediate support for people facing rising living costs this winter. 

The first phase of the Household Support Fund will target heating and eating – providing families with extra help to pay their energy bills over the winter and giving extra funding to foodbanks and community food schemes.

It comes as the UK Government has refused to reverse the cut of its £20 Universal Credit lifeline for tens of thousands of families and the Bank of England is warning inflation will rise to 5% by the spring, pushing prices even higher.

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“The onus of these crimes does not fall on the women. It falls squarely on those men who commit them.” Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt on spiking.

In a statement to the Senedd on spiking this afternoon Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt outlined that the Welsh Government’s resolute ambition to change the narrative on violence against women and ensure the focus is on perpetrators and individuals that commit these heinous crimes.

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£1.2m for local community projects across South Wales

Seventeen local community projects have been awarded a share of over £1.2m in funding by the Welsh Government.

The Community Facilities Programme funds well-used amenities to improve sustainability, providing opportunities for local people as part of their day-to-day lives.

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£568,000 awarded to local community projects in North Wales

Seven north Wales community projects have been awarded a share of over £568,000 in funding by the Welsh Government.

The Community Facilities Programme funds well-used amenities to improve sustainability, providing opportunities for local people as part of their day-to-day lives.

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£1.7m for local community projects across Wales

Twenty-four community projects across Wales have been awarded a share of over £1.78m in funding by the Welsh Government.

The Community Facilities Programme funds well-used amenities to improve sustainability, providing opportunities for local people as part of their day-to-day lives.

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Fund open to support disabled people seeking election

The costs for sign language interpreters, taxi fares or equipment could be met for disabled people seeking election, as part of a pilot Welsh Government fund.

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“We want a national and inclusive conversation about the impact periods can have across a person’s life.”

An action plan to eradicate period poverty and ensure period dignity for all in Wales has been announced today [Wednesday 20] by the Welsh Government.

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Message from the First Minister: Support for EU settlement scheme in Wales

"Following my previous open letter to EU (and EEA and Swiss) citizens in Wales I wanted to take another opportunity to reiterate my message of support to those individuals who reside here in Wales and wish to continue to do so.

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“It is indefensible and frankly deplorable that the UK Government are refusing to listen and to stand by those who need them the most.”

Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt on the UK Government’s cut to the Universal Credit uplift. 

During a Senedd debate on Universal Credit today, Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt, led a stern condemnation of the UK Government’s plan to cut the £20 per week uplift that will see thousands of individuals across Wales, in work and out, worse off.

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Wales demonstrates its united approach to welcoming Afghan arrivals as a Nation of Sanctuary.

This week, Wales has passed a significant milestone in our efforts to provide sanctuary to Afghan nationals who have supported our Armed Forces. Wales is now accommodating 50 families, comprising approximately 230 individuals. The majority of those who have arrived have directly supported Wales-based and Wales-facing Armed Forces units in Afghanistan over the last 20 years.

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£1.9m to address food poverty in Welsh communities

Over £1.9m of funding is being awarded to organisations across Wales to help tackle food poverty and addressing food insecurity within local communities.