The Welsh Government has released a new video as part of their series of videos to promote the strengthening of leadership in Wales as a way to tackle domestic violence and abuse.
The ‘Strengthening Leadership in Wales’ series begun in the summer of 2014 when Lesley Griffiths AM introduced the Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill to the Welsh Assembly. The first video in the series showed the Minister explaining how we can work together to achieve the end of gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales.
The Welsh Government released a new ‘Strengthening Leadership in Wales’ video on White Ribbon Day, which marks the 8th episode of the series. For the new video, the Welsh Government partnered with the Caerphilly Youth Forum with the aim of sharing the voices of young people with the Welsh Public Service leadership.
The video was produced by these young people and is entirely based on what they wanted people to understand about how their experiences of domestic abuse and the message they want the leaders of Public Services in Wales to hear.
Watch the video to follow a victim of domestic abuse who selects her video game character and tries to navigate her way through a maze.
This concept hopes to help people understand that feelings are not always as clear cut as people might think, and it is not always easy to leave an abusive relationship as it becomes more and more controlling.
Films like these are a good way to illustrate the way in which working in partnership can help to deliver messages about domestic abuse from a variety of demographics and raise awareness of domestic abuse across a range of different age groups, geographic areas, workplaces, schools, and public forums.