A quick look at my busy week!
To tackle NHS Crisis, the Labour Government said people need to take more responsibility for their health.How are people meant to do this when poverty limits their ability to do so? Deprivation causes ill health and inequality in health outcomes, increasing the pressure on health services. https://fb.watch/ioJ9aBUg9g/. In the Senedd spoke in a debate about Plaid Cymru's Five-Point Plan To tackle NHS Crisis, stressing the need for preventative health measures to ease pressure on services. https://fb.watch/ioJ06zB9xl/ Read more here: https://www.partyof.wales/cynllun_pum_pwynt_five_point_plan
I spoke on Newyddion S4C about my concerns in light of the recent serious allegations of misogyny within the WRU. I met with the The Welsh Rugby Union last year to discuss the lack of support for women players. The WRU, all our national bodies, and all workplaces need to do more to eradicate misogyny and promote gender equality. https://fb.watch/ioItebxvre/
I attended events to mark Holocaust Memorial Day and called in a speech in the Senedd for governments to stand up against hatred in all its forms. It was an honour to meet Holocaust survivor Hedi Argent at the Holocaust Memorial event in the Senedd today, and hear her heartbreaking and important testimony. Her story demonstrated so graphically how words can lead to hatred, and hatred to inhumanity, then and now. Excellent speeches also by Owen and Maisie from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr on their experiences and reflections as Holocaust Educational Trust Ambassadors. I also attended a vigil at the Senedd organised by There and Back Again , who raise awareness of Gypsies, Roma and Travellers in Wales, to remember all those who were victims of the Holocaust. Today, on Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the six million Jews and millions of other innocent lives brutally taken by the Nazis.
We must act every day to ensure that such atrocities will never happen again, by standing up against hatred in all its forms. https://fb.watch/ioJmrvVtFD/
With the census results showing a decline in the percentage of Welsh speakers in South Wales West, I called on the Welsh Government to ensure a secure financial future for Tŷ'r Gwrhyd, the Welsh centre in Pontardawe, which plays a key role in promoting the language. https://fb.watch/ioITtvnSII/
Finally this weekend took part in a summit in Swansea, arranged by Melin Drafod, discussing how Independence would enable Wales to forge fairer, greener future.
You can read more of my Senedd speeches and questions here: Sioned Williams MS (senedd.wales)