Posts in the "25Th November" category

Day One: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald Mark the 16 Days Campaign.

Posted on November 25, 2014

An Taoiseach & Minister Fitzgerald mark the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald have today marked the start of the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

The 16 Days Campaign is an international campaign that started in 1991 and will run from 25th November, UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day.

The Taoiseach stated:

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Day One: One In Five Women

Posted on November 25, 2014

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One in Five Women in Ireland will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime. Domestic abuse can affect any woman and can happen in any home. This means that every day in Ireland, women are beaten, hospitalised and can have ongoing and long-term physical and mental health issues.  Everyday, women are raped, sexually abused and have no freedom to negotiate a safe and respectful sexual relationship. Women are isolated from supports and from family and friends, and emotional abuse often means that women are trapped in their own home by those closest to them.

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