Posts in the "Galway" category

Stand up against gender-based violence Conference

Posted on December 03, 2013

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Amnesty International Ireland is hosting the conference Stand up against gender-based violence. Focusing on the case of Miriam Lopez, delegates will hear from gender-based violence experts including Niamh Reilly (NUIG), Helen Mortimer (Rape Crisis Centre) and Sara Bertotti (Amnesty International).

In February 2011, Miriam Lopez was grabbed by two men wearing balaclavas. For the following week she was raped repeatedly by soldiers, until she signed a statement falsely implicating herself in drug offences. She was sent to prison to await trial, but was released without charge seven months later.

Despite the fact that Miriam has identified some of the perpetrators and their accomplices, no one has been brought to justice for the torture she endured.
Click here to take action for Miriam

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NUIG Film Screening and Balloon Release

Posted on November 27, 2013


NUIG are hosting a FREE screening of the award winning drama The Magdalene Sisters, followed by a balloon release as part of the international campaign 16 Days of Action.

Wednesday November 27 at O'Flaherty Theatre NUIG.

FREE PIZZA will be served!

Balloon release will take place immediately after the film, on the new bridge behind the college bar.

Event page here. Hosted by the Global Women's Studies Centre in association with the NUIG Film Society and the Feminist Society.

Permanent link | Comments | Categories: Galway27 November 2013One in Five Women CampaignNational Balloon Action

“Its Not Me Its U” No Excuse for Dating Abuse

Posted on November 22, 2013


On November the 21st COPE Galway Waterside House are launching a Dating Abuse Campaign called “Its Not Me Its U” No Excuse for Dating Abuse. You can see campaign information and resources online here.

The campaign is aimed at raising awareness on the warning signs of abusive dating relationships for young people.

The campaign will feature a radio ad campaign running from 21-28 November.

On the 28th of November they are also hosting a launch of new wristbands, and have invited all the nine inner city schools in Galway to attend the event.

Permanent link | Comments | Categories: GalwayWomen's Support Service28 November 2013

Tuam & District Mental Health Association 16 Days Campaign

Posted on November 20, 2012


Tuam and District Mental Health Association are again running the "16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women" campaign, 25th November to 10th of December. This year's campaign will be run in association with Western Traveller Intercultural Development Ltd.

The message of this year's campaign is to "Break the Silence on Domestic Violence".

The campaign aims to bring awareness to families who experience Domestic Violence, that there is help and support in their community. The campaign will also focus on lobbying for a change in the Domestic Violence Act 1996 and the signing of the Istanbul Convention.


The Programme of Events is as follows;

Thursday 22nd of November.

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Permanent link | Comments | Categories: GalwayNational Balloon Action

Ard Family Resource Centre – Lunch and Balloon Launch

Posted on November 20, 2012


As part of the 16 Days Campaign Ard Family Resource Centre (Doughiska Galway are hosing a Women's Lunch and Balloon Launch on Thurs 22 Nov at 12pm.

Balloons will also be released from the balcony off the back of the centre, refreshments will be provided and all are welcome! People are also invited to bring along a home-cooked dish if they can.

The ARD Family Resource Centre which is located in Doughiska, provides courses for this new community, where there is high unemployment and is also the most multi-cultural community in the city. They run many courses from computers, English classes, sewing and textiles, Communications. They also provide particular courses for women; such as the independent parents morning on Monday mornings and a Women's Group on Friday mornings.

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Day 4 Roundup of Events:

Posted on November 28, 2011

Day 4 Roundup of Events


  • NUI Galway Give Us a Story! Event from 7pm to 9pm @ The Ruby Room, The King´s Head.
  • AkiDwA, MISIP (Migrant Immigration and Social Inclusion programme) seminar on Violence Against Women at the Civic Offices Wood Quay, Dublin 2
  • FGM Awareness event taking place at Perry's Hotel, Glentworth St, Limerick



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NUI Galway Students Participate in International Campaign To End Violence Against Women

Posted on November 17, 2011


After the success of this year's 'Slutwalk', NUIG Feminist Society are very proud to announce our Programme of Events for 2011's 16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women.

We hope that you will be there to enjoy the series of events and celebrate the bravery of women with us. The campaign seeks to highlight the importance of human rights as we aspire towards a world without violence against women.

We will also be raising money for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre throughout the 16 Days. We have received extra-ordinary support for this year's events and will host a series of cultural and political events which will showcase the wealth of talent that Galway has to offer:

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Community in Gort unites to send the message: Violence against women is NOT acceptable

Posted on November 17, 2011

Gort Family and Community Resource Centre is inviting community members to take part in the launch of the National Balloon Action, held in solidarity with the one in five women who are experiencing domestic violence.

Gort FRC will launch balloons at Quinn Memorial Park, (behind the Church).

Gort Family and Community Resource Centre would appreciate your participation and support with the release of balloons at 1pm, 23rd November, followed by teas and coffees at the Centre afterwards.

With this action we hope to demonstrate that we are united with all communities in acknowledging that

violence against women is not acceptable.

Anyone seeking further information can contact us personally at Church Street, Gort, or by phoning 091 630902.

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Campaign Spotlight on Local Action : Plearaca CDP

Posted on November 17, 2011


"Get involved, you can make a difference."

Campaign Spotlight on Local Action: Pléaráca CDP: Check out the information and advice from Pléaráca CDP in relation to the 16 Days Campaign

WA: What is it that makes the 16 Days of Action an important priority for your organisation?

Pléaráca CDP: For a small rural organization like us, it is a time to be part of a much larger campaign in raising awareness about violence against women and because of the publicity the 16 days of action gets, the local newspapers and the local Radio Station are interested in what is happening on the ground locally.

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Tuam & District Mental Health Association 25th Anniversary

Posted on October 24, 2011

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Tuam & District Mental Health Association : 25 Years Promoting Positive Mental Health


We here at Women's Aid are delighted to congratulate Tuam & District Mental Health Association on their 25th Anniversary and on the official opening of their new information office.. The celebrations got underway with a night of music and dancing at the Corralea Court Tuam with guest stars Michael Steward and Gary Quinn and a great night was had by all. The Association is also planning to take part in the 16 Days of Action with a packed programme as follows;


Programme of Events.

1. To hold a talk with key speakers in the local hotel, centered around the complex issues associated with Domestic Violence.

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