It was our first official tournament as Gibran AFC at the Street Football Wales 'Jan Collard Social Inclusion Cup' yesterday and we would like to thank Street Football Wales for hosting such a successful day :) 


Chuffed make it to the semi-finals and it was a pleasure to play against such amazing teams and individuals. Looking forward to the next event! Amazing to see what the power of football can do!

White Ribbon Day

In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, also known as ‘White Ribbon Day’. This particular campaign to ‘raise awareness of the need for women to live in safety, free from all forms of male violence’ is unique in that it is male-led.

In December 1989, a man walked into a university in Canada and massacred 14 of his female classmates. What followed was a heightened awareness of the world-wide issues related to violence against women; two years later a handful of men in Toronto decided they had a responsibility to speak out about, and work to stop, men’s violence against women and white ribbon day was born.

The campaign works through awareness-raising and education and is the world’s largest male-led movement to end men’s violence against women with the message that violence perpetrated by men against women must stop and that it is up to men to stop it. By wearing a white ribbon, a person is pledging never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women.

The White Ribbon Campaign recognises the positive role that men play in preventing violence against women. It also aims to encourage men to provide leadership in the prevention of violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent.

Gibran (UK) Ltd commemorated White Ribbon Day 2015 at the Swansea Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop, a partnership initiative that offers a range of services linked to domestic abuse which are all located under one roof.

Gibran (UK) Ltd has been a partner of the Domestic Abuse One Stop Shop for 7 months as there are strong links between women offenders and domestic violence, with women involved in the criminal justice system being up to five times more likely to have experienced domestic violence than the general population. The benefits of co-location and close partnership working are already evident in the numbers of people being supported through engaging in a range of easily accessible services and activities.

White Ribbon Day 2015 was celebrated in style at the Swansea One Stop Shop with appearances from a Council leader, the Lord Mayor of Swansea, players from the Ospreys Rugby team and from Swansea City Football team. Those who attended the event had the opportunity of finding out about provisions available at the One Stop Shop and throughout Swansea. They were also able to get involved in workshops such as craft, yoga, self defence and a ‘Hands are not for hurting’ activity.

Gibran (UK) Ltd looks forward to continued involvement in working together with our One Stop Shop partners to provide effective support to people involved in the criminal justice system who also experience domestic abuse.

Swansea One Stop Shop
Sex Work Research In Wales


Sex Work Research In Wales 

The team from Gibran (UK) Ltd and Swansea University were recently reunited along with key partners for a spectacular awards ceremony in the Marriott Hotel, Swansea, hosted by the Swansea University Impact Awards.

The Swansea University Impact Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of the impact of the University’s research.

The team was absolutely delighted to be nominated for The Geldards LLP Award for Outstanding Impact in Law and Public Policy. This award celebrates the impact of research which has significantly developed, informed, contributed to new laws, or revised public sector or governing body policy, or delivered improvements to education. Evidence of working with Government, charities and public bodies is essential.

Our research came runner up to some remarkable research however despite not winning we were extremely proud to be nominated and feature in the lineup of world class research produced in Swansea.

You can read more about the awards and nominees at: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/research/impactawards2015/



Women’s Pathfinder – Diversion Scheme Cardiff


Women’s Pathfinder – Diversion Scheme Cardiff

Our partnership with IOM Cymru and South Wales Police (with continued support from South Wales PCC funding) delivering the Women’s Diversion Pilot in Cardiff has received national recognition from the Howard League for Penal Reform.

We are delighted that the scheme has been short-listed for the Howard League Community Programmes Awards in both the category of Policing and Adults and the category of Women.

A nomination was submitted by the Wales CRC in consultation with the Women's Pathfinder team identifying this as a good example of partnership working and referencing particular contributions from Alison Fisher, Graham Bartley and Wendy Gunney from South Wales Police and Emma Brooks and Emma Jones from Gibran (UK) Ltd.

Our very own Emma Brooks who has been coordinating and delivering the pilot since it began in 2014 has also been both short-listed in the Criminal Justice Champion category in relation to her work with the Women's Pathfinder, along with Natalie Poole from our partners the CRC.

We have been invited to present a stand at the event on the 21st July and are planning to attend the conference and awards ceremony in London.

Whatever the outcome, we are pleased that our partnership has received such prominent recognition from the Howard League for Penal Reform.

The short-listed nominee list will be published on 7th July in advance of the awards.

For more information you can visit: http://www.howardleague.org/community-programmes-conference/
Message from Gill Hurley, Finance Director, Gibran (UK) Ltd

For some time we have been planning to increase our ‘footprint’ across Wales with additional premises.

As the lease on our premises at Llanover was due to expire at the end of April 2015 we used the opportunity to relocate our administrative base to:-

Gibran (UK) Ltd
Suites 2 & 3, First Floor,
Singleton Court Business Park
Wonastow Road
Monmouth
NP25 5JA

Tel: 01600 713801 / 712269
Email info@gibran-uk.co.uk
Secure Email: gail.cottrell@gibran.cjsm.net

Gail, Emily and I are based at Singleton Court in Monmouth.

In addition to the new administration base in Monmouth, Sheila Dance is based at the North Wales Women’s Centre and Emma Brooks is available most days at Cardiff Bay Police Station.

We have also secured accommodation within the Swansea One Stop Shop for Jackie James and both Emma Jones and Nazel Georges will work between these bases.

In addition to the above we are currently looking for office accommodation or rooms to share within the Cardiff area.

The 0300 number is still available 24/7 for people within the CJS who need support.

I am sorry if you have experienced any difficulty in trying to contact us during the last few weeks.

The ‘Prisoners Housing and Social Care: The Challenges and Opportunities of Change’ conference took place on the 4th February 2015.

The event aimed to explore the real life challenges facing prisoners as they prepare for release and re-enter the community, and the likely impact of major new legislation in Wales. 


The presentation from the event are available on the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice website:


Please follow the link   http://wccsj.ac.uk/publications-research/conferences/prisoners-housing-2015