In consultation with the Welsh Government, I can confirm that in September 2017, I will be standing down from my position as National Adviser for Violence against Women, other forms of Gender-Based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence after two years in the role.
I feel privileged to have been the first National Adviser for Wales and I have done my utmost to establish the credibility of the role and to raise the profile of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales.
Over the past two years I have used my best endeavours to provide leadership, create partnerships, and facilitate lasting change in the arrangements for the prevention, protection and support for all individuals experiencing any form of violence against women, domestic abuse or sexual violence.
I am continually humbled and encouraged by the energy, determination and commitment I witness across all sectors and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the survivors and stakeholders who have shared their experiences and helped to shape my work.
Going forward, I will be pursuing new career opportunities and look forward to applying the experiences and learning from my time as National Adviser as I take on new challenges.
Between now and September I will continue to work alongside others to drive forward policy and practice improvements that will contribute to safer, equal communities and the elimination of violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence in Wales.
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