When news cycles or social media are circulating stories that you find distressing it can be easy to feel bombarded by them and hard to find a way to take a break from being confronted with distressing images or messages. …


We may have different religions, different languages, different coloured skin, but we all belong to one human race. We all share the same basic values. — Kofi Annan

Betty Campbell shattered the ceilings and inspired millions of people around the world with her continuous commitment and courage to lift the…


8 ways you can help fight period poverty and show you care

Artwork created by volunteer Rhianna

It’s important to remember that period poverty is ongoing which is difficult to address as it is not only an economic/financial issue but its persistence lies on the firmly held cultural beliefs and stigma.

While we wait for bloody change, there’s still lots of ways for you to help women…


An introduction to period poverty and why it is still such a large problem in 2021

Artwork created by volunteer Rhianna

For some of you, your period may be nothing more than a monthly nuisance. If you’re extremely lucky, it may come around each month without much thought. For others, both in the UK and internationally, periods are made far more complicated due to the difficulties in accessibility and affordability.

For…


Sex is one of the biggest sensationalised topics in the media, yet many people are afraid to talk about it. Within this, contraception can often be seen as a taboo conversation — but why is that?

In 2019/2020 it was recorded that 1.9 million women in England contacted NHS sexual…


What are some most common misconceptions on sexual health?

Myth 1: If I don’t have any symptoms I don’t have an STI.

Truth: Unfortunately, most people with STIs don’t show any symptoms.

Myth 2: If he pulls then I can’t get pregnant.

Truth: During the sexual activity, when the penis…


Over 1 million STIs are contracted every day across the world.

Getting tested is something that isn’t discussed openly enough — it’s such an important thing for everyone who is sexually active and there’s no shame in talking about it or asking questions.

Being on some form of contraception alone…


Lockdown has been difficult for all of us in different ways. The most recent winter lockdown has been particularly challenging, with bad weather and long dark nights limiting our freedoms even further and exacerbating feelings of loneliness and sadness. The next few weeks will see a gradual easing of lockdown…


If you are a survivor of sexual assault, you are painfully aware of the lengthy process involved in rebuilding your sense of self-worth. Unfortunately, this does not happen overnight and the healing journey can seem long and tedious. On top of this, it can be particularly strenuous if the assault…


Here is a speech given by our Community Engagement Manager at the Reclaim These Streets online vigil on 13th March 2021.

Those of us with a trauma history, even that which we thought resolved, might have noticed our hypervigilance creeping back up this week. Not because there is a…

Cardiff Women's Centre

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