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Lifeline Inishowen Beauty Day and Fundraising events

Posted on November 18, 2013

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In addition to joining the National Balloon Action, Lifeline Inishowen will be inviting ladies to a pampering day, and also carrying out fundraising for their services during the 16 Days.

On Thursday the 28th of November a Bake Sale will take place in the Carndonagh Lifeline centre. Savory cakes, cup cakes and cookies as well tea scones will be the order of the day.

A Bucket Collection on Friday the 29th and Saturday 30th of November will be held in the Supervalu shopping centre in Buncrana.

On Thursday December the 5th Moville Community College will host a Balloon Release in order to highlight the levels of domestic violence against women in Ireland.

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Art & Poetry Exhibition in Donegal

Posted on November 08, 2013


Donegal Women's Domestic Violence Service will be hosting their annual Art and Poetry Exhibition for the duration of the 16 Days campaign.

The exhibition will be launched by Marian Harkin MEP on Friday, November 22, at 11am.

The launch will take place at the Letterkenny Civic Offices (Chamber Room), Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny

 Light refreshments will be served.

If you would like to find out more and attend, please RSVP to 074 9129725 or

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Donegal Local Development Company joins National Balloon Action

Posted on December 07, 2012

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Donegal Local Development Company came together, showing their support for women who suffer at the hands of Domestic Violence in Donegal and nationwide, releasing balloons outside Letterkenny Community Centre on Wednesday 5th December last at noon, representing 1 in 5 women living with Domestic Violence.

You can find out more about Donegal Local Development Company here.

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Lifeline (Inishowen) 16 Days Events

Posted on November 23, 2012

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Lifeline (Inishowen) Domestic Violence Service provides a community response offering a first step to support women and children in Inishowen who are experiencing domestic violence. At all times, the service is 'woman centred', providing invaluable support at a time when the woman is likely to be under huge emotional, psychological and financial pressure.

Lifeline will hold Bucket Collections throughout Inishowen on Friday 30th and Saturday 1st December.

They will have a Charity Shop open in The Diamond Carndoangh, Inishowen Mon - Sat 10.30 - 5pm until 14th December.

Lifeline will join the One in Five Women Balloon Action with a release on Saturday 8th December at 12noon in the Diamond Carndonagh Inuishowen.

For more information contact

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Annual Art and Poetry Exhibition in Donegal raises awareness of the dynamics of domestic violence

Posted on November 08, 2012


As part of our 16 Days of Action, Against Violence against Women Campaign, 25th Nov - 10th December 2012, The Donegal Women's Domestic Violence Service are launching their Art & Poetry Exhibition once again with contributions from local secondary schools and youth groups as well as individual contributions.

Here is one brilliant example of a poetry entry:

She's Going Back

"She's going back" he told me
As I walked down the stairs
He stood with his back against the wall
In his eyes I saw his fear

Just a little boy aged 4
He was old beyond his years
Once more he'd seen his dad abuse his mammy
And words of hate had assailed his ears

They came into the Refuge
Late at night and terrified
So numbed by what had happened
Neither of them could even cry

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Day 6 Roundup of Events

Posted on November 30, 2011


Day 6 Roundup of Events

  • In Her Shoes Exhibition at Raheen FRC Wexford
  • Final Day of the Ballymun Women's Festival
  • Dispelling the Myths Conference takes place at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny
  • The North Inner City Domestic Violence Action Group is holding an event at Mountjoy Square Park, Dublin 1, on Wednesday 30th November at 11.30am. to remember the 174 women who lost their lives violently in Ireland since 1996
  • Kilmallock Family Support Network are organising a coffee morning and balloon release as part of the 16 Days Campaign.


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Lifeline Inishowen campaign schedule of events

Posted on November 14, 2011

Leading up to the 16 Days of Action, Lifeline Inishowen have been carrying out awareness-raising sessions with women's groups in the area throughout the month of November.

On Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November in Buncrana, Moville, Carndonagh Lifeline will have a Bucket Collection throughout Inishowen. Please be generous if you should run into them!

On Saturday 3rd December 11.00 am - 3.00 pm in Malin Town there will be a Tea Party at Lilly's of Malin Town, with €5.00 tickets still available. So pop in for a treat and a chat and support Lifeline Inishowen.

But don't miss the Balloon Release at 12.15pm on Saturday December 3rd, part of the One in Five Women National Balloon Action.

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Challenging the Myths Conference in Letterkenny

Posted on November 10, 2011

Dispelling the Myths Conference

Wednesday 30th November 10am-3pm

The Station House Hotel, Letterkenny

As part of the 16 Days of Action and One Donegal Cultural Diversity Month, The Letterkenny Women's Centre are organising an awareness raising conference "Dispelling the Myths" around the social and cultural complex issues and challenging negative attitudes surrounding prostitution and sex trafficking. The conference will take place on Wednesday 30th November from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in the Ramada Hotel, Letterkenny. If you are interested in attending, please contact the centre on 074 9124985.

The Facts surrounding prostitution:

The majority of women who enter prostitution first do so as minors.

80% of women in prostitution reported physical abuse and over 60% had been sexually assaulted.

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Campaign Spotlight on Local Action: Donegal Domestic Violence Service

Posted on October 11, 2011

DDVS 16Days Art Exhibit 2007

Women's Aid reached out to a number of community groups involved in last year's 16 Days of Action Campaign and asked them how they highlighted the issue of violence against women in their local areas. Today, we are featuring The Donegal Women's Domestic Violence Service (DWDVS) and the creative strategies they used to educate young people about domestic violence and empower them to take action.

The Donegal Women's Domestic Violence Service
(DWDVS) works to empower and support women to regain, reclaim and retain control of their lives and to live free from the fear of violence and of abuse. DWDVS also provides help to children who suffer, or have suffered from, physical, mental/psychological or sexual abuse as a result of domestic violence.

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Downstrands FRC Balloon Release

Posted on November 25, 2010

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Downstrands FRC organised their own balloon release today in Portnoo in support of the Women's Aid National Balloon Action. As you will see from the photo it was very well supported.

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