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Wales can be a global leader in eradicating violence against women and girls

24/11/17 Sophie Howe

The White Ribbon Campaign and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, allows us to look at how far we’ve come here in Wales in ending male...

The challenges of future housing

17/11/17 Sophie Howe

Sometimes when we talk about housing, we get very caught up in the technicalities, the regulations, planning and specifics, that we forget that we're really talking about is home.

If you think our governance structure is messy take comfort

1/11/17 Sophie Howe

When you hear about how things work elsewhere you tend to compare it to what you know and are used to. In that regard learning about how America is governed...

It takes a village…

1/11/17 Sophie Howe

I’m fortunate to have a job where I see lots of people doing lots of amazing things (occasionally the reverse too) but a project that I visited whilst in Austin...

Travelling Stateside

27/10/17 Sophie Howe

Just over a year ago, not long after taking up my post as Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, I was approached by the American Embassy to ask if I would...

The best business is when people, planet and profit intertwine

24/10/17 Sophie Howe

The best business is when people, planet and profit intertwine

Providing advice to Public Services Boards as they plan together for well-being 

8/9/17 Sophie Howe

Over the last few months, the leaders of public services across Wales have been using the recently published local well-being assessments to understand how they can contribute to the social, environmental, economic and cultural...

Why the new female Dr Who is just the kind of future thinking we need right now…

4/8/17 Sophie Howe

Recently the BBC announced the identity of the 13th Doctor Who, to be played by actor Jodie Whittaker. Within seconds of the announcement, scores of people took to social media...

The story of a small town with well-being at its heart

2/6/17 Sophie Howe

Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, 1984 by George Orwell and the complete works of Shakespeare are some of the books that have shaped the way we think,...

Home is where well-being begins

23/5/17 Sophie Howe

The links between tackling our housing crisis and the nation's health are growing.

World Fair Trade Day

13/5/17 Sophie Howe

As a country not only have we led the way by becoming the first Fair Trade nation the Well-being of Future Generations Act make us the first nation to legislate and place the sustainable development principle at...

My journey one year on

19/4/17 Rebecca Brown

April 1st marked the first anniversary of the Well-being of Future Generations Act coming into place.