Archive for 2011

Great Media Coverage for 16 Days events locally and nationally

Posted on December 14, 2011

It's great to see this year more than ever that local actions are being covered in the press:

Carlow People

Metro Éireann

The Clare Herald

Clare Champion (pictured)

'Kilkenny Advertiser


The Argus

Gorey Guardian

New Ross Standard

'Offaly Express

'Waterford Today

'Carlow People

Irish Examiner

Clare Champion

You can still make use of the National Balloon Action Sample Press Release and Photocall Notice for your upcoming 16 Days events.

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16 Facts Day 16: Domestic Violence & Homicide

Posted on December 10, 2011

10th December: International Human Rights Day

The Facts

Since 1996 there have been 174 women murdered in the Republic of Ireland. 107 (61%) of these women were killed in their own homes.
[Women's Aid Female Homicide Media Watch, September 2011]

In the 131 cases where perpetrators have been noted, 68 women (52%) were killed by their partner or ex-partner. A further 47 women (36%) were killed by someone they knew (e.g. brother, son, neighbour). Thus, a total of 115 women (88%) were killed by someone they knew. In all of the resolved cases, 99% of perpetrators were male.
[Women's Aid Female Homicide Media Watch, September 2011]

Read the full entry »

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Westport Family Resource Centre

Posted on December 09, 2011


Westport Family & Community Resource Centre, together with the Volunteers and Young Men and Women in The Cove Youth Cafe launched the 'One in Five' Balloons on the afternoon of December 8th to raise awareness in their community that violence against women is a crime and should not be tolerated and to show their support of the '16 Days Campaign'


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Day 15: Domestic Violence & Gender

Posted on December 09, 2011

The Facts

1 in 7 women in Ireland compared to 1 in 17 men experience severe domestic violence. Women are over twice as likely as men to have experienced severe physical abuse, seven times more likely to have experienced sexual abuse, and are more likely to experience serious injuries than men.
[National Crime Council and ESRI, Domestic Abuse of Women and Men in Ireland, 2005]

In the five years ending in March 2010, more than 312,100 defendants were prosecuted for domestic violence in the UK. 93% of defendants were men and 85% of victims were women.
[Violence against Women Crime Report 2009-2010, UK Crown Prosecution Service]

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Ronnie Faye, Director of Pavee Point Supports the 16 Days

Posted on December 08, 2011

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"Pavee Point's Violence Against Women Programme welcomes the opportunity to send this message of solidarity to Women's Aid for their yearly national campaign during the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.

Traveller, Roma and other minority ethnic women experience inequality, both on the basis of gender and ethnicity. Violence against women is not inherent in minority ethnic cultures. Women from every cultural and social background can and do experience violence.

Pavee Point VAW Programme greatly supports the work of Women's Aid in combating domestic violence and may their good work continue."

Pavee Point is an Irish NGO supporting Human Rights for Irish Travellers - an indigenous minority ethnic group in Ireland. It's a partnership of Travellers and settled people.

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16 Facts Day 14: Domestic Violence & Homelessness

Posted on December 08, 2011

The Facts

In 2010, there were 1,545 admissions of women and 2,355 admissions of children to refuge in Ireland.
[SAFE Ireland (2011) 2010 Annual Statistics]

In a survey of 48 Dublin households in refuge and transitional accommodation, 40 had children (96 children total). 59% of women were aged 26-39 years old.
[Counted In, 2008: A report on the extent of homelessness in Dublin, Homeless Agency, (including the four domestic violence refuges in Dublin for the 1st time.)]

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Dublin Rape Crisis Centre supports the 16 Days of Action

Posted on December 07, 2011


The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre fully supports and endorses Women's Aid 2011 16 Days of Action Campaign opposing Violence Against Women. This campaign has proved in the past to be extremely effective in raising awareness of violence against women in general. The dovetailing of the DRCC's Awareness Raising Campaign with Women's Aid 16 Days of Action Campaign has generated a rise in the numbers of victims calling the helplines and availing of the much needed services.

Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, Chief Executive, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre

Find out more about DRCC here

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Mountview Family Resource Centre Tree of Hope

Posted on December 07, 2011

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On 5th December Mountview Family Resource Centre held a Christmas Tree of Hope event for those living with Domestic Violence.

The event remembered all people who have lived with domestic violence or who are still living with violence.

The event was well attended and a great success. Those present also took part in the Women's Aid National Balloon Action.

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I’m Ok, You’re Ok and that’s OK – Ennis Co. Clare

Posted on December 07, 2011


I'm Ok, You're Ok and that's OK - Humanisisng Rights and Responsibilities Series: Listening to Young People's Voices

Clare Intercultural Network invites you to this year's Human Rights Day Conference in Ennis on Dec 10, 2011, Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm Location: West County Hotel Ennis, County Clare.

In response to Art. 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child this conference aims to contribute to the debate about how the Education Curriculum in Irish schools can support young people to understand and value diversity, interculturalism and equality among all peoples.

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Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children, Supports the 16 Days

Posted on December 07, 2011

Emily Logan

"As Ombudsman for Children in Ireland I am constantly reminded of the necessity for organisations such as Women's Aid whose tireless efforts offer support and protection to not just women in difficult situations but also to their children. Children rely on adults to vindicate their rights and welfare and for most children it is their parents who are their principal advocates. I wish Women's Aid well in their campaign to highlight the issue of domestic violence and the affect it has on both women and children."

Find out more about the work of the Ombudsman for Children at


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