Empowering Survivors of Sexual Violence

Gwent-wide support services for anyone who has experienced rape, sexual violence or childhood abuse at any time in their life

Our Horizon Services Include

  • Online Counselling
  • Independent Sexual Violence Advisors
  • Sexual Violence Counselling
  • The Sexual Violence Recovery Toolkit Programme

Sexual violence is any unwanted sexual act or activity. There are many different kinds of sexual violence, including but not restricted to those listed above. Sexual violence can be perpetrated by a complete stranger, or by someone known and even trusted, such as a friend, colleague, family member, partner or ex-partner. Sexual violence can happen to anyone. No-one should ever be made to engage in sexual activity without their consent. If this has happened to you, it was not your fault and you are not alone.

If you think you might have been raped or been a victim of sexual violence but feel unsure, you might find the information on this website helpful. You can contact the Horizon service to discuss your experiences, thoughts, feelings and concerns in confidence.

Latest News

The Power of Music

In this guest blog, photographer Jo Haycock shines a light on the healing power of music and art.
Date Added: 15/05/2023 | Read Article

Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2023

For this years SASVAW, Horizon's participants are taking part in a week of activities to highlight the services we provide across Gwent.
Date Added: 06/02/2023 | Read Article

International Men's day 2022

To mark this years International Men's Day, one of our male participants has bravely shared his story.
Date Added: 18/11/2022 | Read Article

New safe space for women at risk of sexual exploitation in Newport

We are delighted to announce that we have launched a new safe space for women who are at risk of, or experiencing, sexual exploitation.
Date Added: 08/07/2022 | Read Article

Horizon art therapy group unveil artwork

Our online art therapy group, set up to support survivors of sexual violence during the pandemic, have been given a chance to exhibit their artwork at a new community space in Monmouthshire.
Date Added: 09/09/2021 | Read Article

Online Art Therapy Exhibition

On Friday 2nd of July Horizon will be screening their Online Art Exhibition to showcase the therapeutic courses that have taken place since Nov 2020
Date Added: 29/06/2021 | Read Article

Coming Soon - Online evening sessions for Horizon Services

Responding to the barriers that can prevent people from accessing our services, Horizon are pleased to announce an online evening version of our Peer support Coffee Morning which will commence from Monday 7th June at 6pm
Date Added: 21/05/2021 | Read Article

New Gwent-wide project aims to empower women with learning difficulties

No…SH! (No Sexual Harassment) is a new peer-led project, developed by Cyfannol Women’s Aid and the national charity Volunteering Matters, and delivered as part of Cyfannol’s Horizon sexual violence services. No…SH! volunteers support women aged 16-35 across Gwent who have learning difficulties or autism, empowering them to recognise sexual harassment and abuse, speak out and access support.
Date Added: 07/02/2019 | Read Article

Sexual exploitation support service secures a way forward

Cyfannol Women’s Aid has taken over management of a Gwent-Wide Sexual Exploitation Advocacy Support Service to ensure the vulnerable women it has been helping will continue to receive the support they need. This move will end a period of uncertainty for its staff, and women who access the service.
Date Added: 20/12/2018 | Read Article

Introducing Horizon

Cyfannol Women’s Aid is relaunching its specialist sexual violence services this year, under the new name, Horizon.
Date Added: 08/02/2018 | Read Article