Calls for employers to give domestic abuse victims paid leave

1 in 3 women experience domestic abuse according to Welsh Women's Aid Credit: PA

Charity Welsh Woman's Aid is calling on all employers in Wales to give staff suffering domestic abuse paid leave.

They say it will help victims to know they're not alone and give a zero tolerance message that domestic abuse isn't acceptable.

New Zealand passed legislation last year granting victims of domestic violence 10 days of paid leave.

Similar measures have been made in the Philippines and parts of Canada.

Future Generation's Commissioner Sophie Howe has announced staff members who work for her and who are victims of domestic abuse will now get paid leave so they can escape abusive environments.

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner wants her staff to know 'they're not alone' Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Sophie Howe said she wants her staff to know they are not alone in dealing with a serious and frightening situation.