Posts Tagged ‘domestic abuse’

Responsible drinking

Friday, December 18th, 2009

As pubs and clubs are gearing up for one of the busiest nights of the year – widely known as “Black Friday”, BMA Cymru are urging party goers to drink responsibly tonight. Black Friday has become one of the busiest nights of the year for those working in Hospitals and the emergency services in Wales. [...]

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Update on BMA domestic abuse seminar

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

As promised, an update on Tuesday’s domestic abuse seminar, held by the BMA at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay. First of all, I’d just like to thank everyone involved in making the event such a success, it was very well attended, perhaps in part due to the wide field of experts we had speaking [...]

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Declaring war on the home front

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

We’re holding a seminar this evening to highlight what is still for many, very much a “hidden”, never-to-be-talked-about issue, at the same time as being a huge problem. In Wales alone last year, an estimated 81,000 adults aged 16 to 59 were the victim of domestic abuse. This includes 46,000 women and 35,000 men. * [...]

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Kicking domestic abuse into touch during the Six Nations

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

I’d like to commend the Wales rugby team for getting involved in the latest initiative around domestic abuse and highlighting the very real and negative consequences that can stem from our national game. Members of our Six Nations squad faced a press conference yesterday to talk about how big a problem violence in the home [...]

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Hidden and human cost of the credit crunch

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

A top Welsh police chief says there could be more victims of domestic abuse, as the credit crunch takes hold. If that’s the case it’s a sad, and very disturbing consequence of economic hardship. Gwent Police chief constable Mick Giannasi says there is evidence of more tensions behind closed doors, as families worry about money. [...]

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Spotlight on domestic abuse

Monday, October 20th, 2008

We fully support AM Nerys Evans’ attempts to get the issue of domestic abuse, still very much a hidden problem, on everyone’s radar. Launching a blog for victims to write about their experiences, will hopefully stop it from being so “hidden”. BMA Cymru Wales also backs Nerys’ calls for the WAG to fund an awareness-raising [...]

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