The 'Defnyddia dy Gymraeg' (Use your Welsh) campaign ran between 27 November and 11 December 2023. This was an opportunity for organisations of all kinds across Wales to promote their Welsh language services. The campaign also encouraged Welsh speakers to use the language in their everyday lives.
The aim of the campaign is to encourage everyone to use the Welsh that they have, and for businesses, charities and organisations of all kinds to promote Welsh language services that are available to the public.
People of all ages from all backgrounds across Wales, should be encouraged to use their Welsh everyday - at home, at work, in the shop, when socialising, on the phone, face to face and online.
The Welsh Language Commissioner’s first year
During the Defnyddia dy Gymraeg campaign and as Efa Gruffudd Jones approached the end of her first year as Welsh Language Commissioner, she chated to Hanna Hopwood to look back on her first year, to note some highlights and her hopes for the future.
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We work with organisations across Wales to promote the Welsh language services available to the public.
The work of regulating public organisations by the Commissioner leads to more services being available in Welsh, and it is necessary to ensure that Welsh speakers are confident to use the language.
Increasing Welsh language services and promoting them is key to ensure that people can use the language in their everyday lives.