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Wales Without Violence Framework: Violence Prevention Unit and Media Academy Cymru

The ‘Wales Without Violence Framework’ is a ground-breaking initiative created by the Peer Action Collective Cymru (PAC Cymru) in collaboration with over 1,000 young people across the country. Over the past year, PAC Cymru, alongside partners and young people themselves, have worked
to co-create nine key strategies for eradicating violence against children and young people. The framework envisions a Wales where young people are heard, trusted, and free from fear, and can be
themselves without limitations based on gender, race, or any other label. 

This approach resonated with young people who found renewed confidence and skills through PAC Cymru’s programmes. “I learned to chair meetings, organise travel, and even make films,” one says. “But most importantly, I gained the belief that we can create a safer Wales together, and that young people like me have a role to play. Another participant echoes this sentiment. “PAC Cymru has
helped me find my voice and advocate for others,” she shares. “Presenting in front of thousands and gaining my Youth Work qualification have given me the confidence and skills to make a real difference.”

The judges were impressed by the project and the variety of services on offer, commending its commitment to the Five Pillars of Youth Work and its clear impact on over 1,000 young people. They recognised the power of co-creation and youth leadership in shaping a brighter future for young people in Wales.