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Remembering Stolen Lives - Joan

Posted on December 08, 2014

Remembering Stolen Lives Womens Aid-14

Joan Vickers was 43 years old when she was murdered in April 2009.  She had been stabbed several times in the bedroom of her home in the East Wall area of Dublin.  Gardái were alerted to the incident when two men walked into Raheny Garda Station at about 6am on the morning of 20th April.  An ambulance was called and went to the victim’s home on Shemalier Road.  Joan was still alive when the ambulance crew reached her but efforts to save her failed and she was pronounced dead at about 6.45am.  Joan was a mother of four and grandmother.  Three of Joan’s children lived at the family home as well as her elderly father. 

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Day Fourteen: National Helpline Text Service for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Women

Posted on December 08, 2014

Day 14

For deaf or hard of hearing women experiencing domestic abuse, it can be even more difficult to seek support or to leave an abusive relationship. At Women’s Aid, we are committed to seeking solutions to overcome additional barriers to a deaf woman's escape. This year, Women’s Aid launched Irish Sign Language videos; these are an important step in ensuring that deaf or hard of hearing women have the same access to support as all women in situations of intimate partner violence.

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