Bawso is an all Wales voluntary organisation, providing specialist services to victims and BAME people affected
   or at risk of Domestic Abuse and all forms of violence including:

 Female Genital Mutilation, Forced Marriage, Honour Based Violence, Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking.



Join us at the annual Light a Candle event on 28th November 2018

For the past 8 years, Bawso, in partnership with other support providers, has held a "Light a Candle" multi-faith event which brings together more than 250 individuals to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Everyone is welcome. This year, the event is being organised in partnership with Llamau, New Pathways, Safer Wales, Hafan Cymru, Henna Foundation, SSAP, Women Connect First, WEN, Hayaat Women Trust, Cardiff Women’s Aid and Welsh Women's Aid 

The event will start at 11.00 am, with a march from the Llamau offices in Cathedral Road, Cardiff to Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff from 11.30am  -12.30pm for Light A Candle event. To confirm your attendance please email publicity.event@bawso.org.uk .



Bawso provides free, specialist, independent and confidential debt and money advice to BME people living in Cardiff

Back to Work  Budgeting Advice  Council Tax  Credit Cards  CV Writing  Fines  Housing  Insolvency  Interviews  Overdrafts  Personal  Rent Arrears  Utility Bills

For more information, to make a referral book or find out opening times email info@bawso.org.uk or telephone 02920 644633.

























To mark Anti- Slavery Day 2018, Bawso will be holding a conference on Modern Day Slavery& Human Trafficking -  What Next After 45 Days at Ty Pawb, Wrexham.  Co-ordinated with the Anti-Slavery              Co-ordinator, Cymru and the North Wales Police Commissioner, the conference will feature expert speakers from 10am -3.00pm including:

Stephen Chapman: Welsh Government Anti-Slavery Co-ordinator – Conference Chair

Arfon Jones: North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

 Justine Currell, Executive Director of Unseen

Joyce Watson AM: Welsh Government Chair of Cross Party Group on Human Trafficking in Wales

Phillipa Roberts: Director of Legal Policy at Hope for Justice

Jasmin Ahmed: Wales Modern Slavery MARAC Co-ordinator

Glory Williams: Senior Practitioner for Modern Slavery North Wales, Bawso

Jeff Norman: Senior Strategy & Development Officer, Commissioning & Procurement Services, Cardiff City Council

Evan Jones: Head of Community Services at St Giles Trust

Anna Sereni, Researcher & Co-ordinator, Anti Slavery International

Booking is essential as spaces are limited.  Please email info@bawso.org.uk for further information



Inspire Salon in Ely to Donate 30% of sales to raise funds Team Bawso Cardiff Marathon Runners

Thank you to the wonderful staff at Inspire Hair Salon Mill Rd #Ely #Cardiff who are donating 30% of their sales to Team Bawso who are running in the Cardiff Half Marathon . Book your haircut today & raise funds for our Race Against Modern Day Slavery & Human Trafficking projects Tel 07501868685 Follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/BisInspire/
























Food and Clothing Bazaar raising funds for the Race Against Modern Day Slavery Campaign.Bawso will be holding a Food and Clothing Bazaar on Saturday 13th October 2018 at Bawso, Clarence House, Clarence Road Cardiff from 12pm till 4pm. Everyone is welcome.This is a family event with a variety of food, clothing, jewellery and household pieces from around the world on sale. There will also be game competitions and a prize raffle on the day. All funds will go towards fundraising for the Race Against Modern Day Slavery Campaign. email cardiffmarathon@bawso.org.uk.

Support our Team Bawso runners in the Cardiff Half Marathon who are Racing  Against Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking!

 Bawso staff, friends and supporters are running in Cardiff Half Marathon 2017 on October 7th 2018, to raise awareness and funds to continue our work in Wales to support victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. You can help us by sponsoring one of our team members by making a donation via to our Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/bawso/cardiffhalfmarathon18


Shaheena Chowdhury "I will be running with Bawso in this year's Cardiff Half Marathon to raise funds to help support victims of Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking. This is a very important issue that is often overlooked especially in the UK where many of us are just unaware of these horrible practices still taking place all around the world, including the UK.

Katerina Davies "Becoming a mum last year, I hope I’ve become tougher, stronger but also more compassionate person. Having a beautiful baby and supportive husband I can’t imagine what victims of domestic abuse and human trafficking are going through. I’m aiming to beat my pre baby time of two hours this year. Enough words, let’s start running and fundraising for people who really need it."

Tahmina Khan "This is my second-half marathon for charity!! The last one was extremely hard but I managed it with so much support - this year I hope to beat my record! Please support me and the cause and donate!"

Screening of Punishment Island at Bawso, Clarence House, Cardiff on Tuesday 2nd October 18:00 – 19:30

 Bawso is delighted to welcome The Watch Africa Film Festival to screen Punishment Island at Clarence House on 2nd October. Punishment Island will be shown from 18.00 to 18.30 and will be followed followed by Q&A and discussion (56 mins)

Book Tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/punishment-island-tickets-48821045060


Race Against Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking! 

Join Team Bawso today to run Cardiff Marathon October 7th 2018 Modern Day slavery is on the increase and Bawso plays a crucial role across Wales in supporting victims of modern day slavery and human trafficking.Bawso staff, friends and supporters are running in Cardiff Half Marathon 2017, to raise awareness and funds to continue our work in Wales to support victims of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Can you help?To sign up and register today to run with Team Bawso email cardiffmarathon@bawso.org.uk

"Bawso gave me back my self esteem. Gave me back my confidence and today I'm an independent person again"

Human trafficking is the second largest illegal trade in the world. It's the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Victims of human trafficking are subjected to coercion, exploitation, deception, kidnap, false imprisonment and rape.

Bawso offers outreach support to both male and female victims. Last year we supported 250 service users and 114 children under our Diogel Trafficking Project.

  • Cardiff

    Clarence House
    Clarence Road, Butetown
    CF10 5FB

    Tel: 02920 644633
    Fax: 02920 644588
    Email: cardiff@bawso.org.uk

  • Newport

    Information Station
    Old Station Building
    Queensway, Newport
    NP20 4AX

    Tel: 01633 213213
    Fax: 01633 213219
    Email: newport@bawso.org.uk

  • Swansea

    Second Floor 37-38 The Kingsway
    SA1 5LF

    Tel: 01792642003
    Fax: 01792 645207
    Email: swansea@bawso.org.uk

  • Wrexham

    33 Grosvenor Road
    LL11 1BT

    Tel: 01978 355818
    Fax: 01978 355707
    Email: wrexham@bawso.org.uk

  • General


    Email: info@bawso.org.uk

  • Caerphilly

    Safer Caerphilly
    The Multi Agency Centre, Cameron House
    Commercial St, Ystrad Mynach
    CF83 4GY

    Tel: 07854361829
    Email: caerphilly@bawso.org.uk

  • Merthyr

    Teulu MAC
    47 - 48 Pontmorlais West
    Merthyr Tydfil
    CF47 8UN

    Tel: 01685375394
    Email: merthyr@bawso.org.uk

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