Posts in the "Ireland" category

World AIDS Day December 1 & Violence against Women

Posted on December 01, 2011

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December 1st - World Aids Day

 

HIV AIDS and Violence against Women

In every region of the world, more adult women than ever before are living with HIV: 15.5 million women worldwide. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 61% of those living with HIV are women.

'Violence aggravates women's vulnerability to HIV infection, limits women's access to life- saving sexual and reproductive health services, and increases stigma and discrimination. Violence against women is both a cause and a consequence of HIV.

Pervasive gender inequalities mean that women face increased vulnerability to HIV infection through being exposed to violence.

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"In just one Day"- Census of Domestic Violence Services on 4th November

Posted on October 21, 2011

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On the 4th November 2010, Women's Aid along with 40 other frontline domestic violence services in Ireland participated in a national census co-ordinated by SAFE IRELAND. entitled "In just one Day"

 

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International review of Ireland's human rights: work needs to be done on domestic violence

Posted on October 06, 2011

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Today is the first United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Ireland's human rights. It's a good day to highlight how international human rights treaties and campaigns can have a positive effect on human rights in our communities. It shows that to link in with international campaigns and processes can have a very real effect at home.

FLAC Director General Noeline Blackwell says, "These [international human rights] obligations are important for every person in Ireland because they govern basic, everyday issues, like the need to make sure that all those who need help to access the legal system can get that help, or to ensure that every child living in Ireland has a decent standard of living."

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16days@womensaid.ie or phone 01-8684721.

Day 1: Wednesday 25th November 2009 (UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women)

Prevalence of Violence against Women in Ireland

1 in 5 Irish women who have been in a relationship have been abused by a current or former partner.
[O'Connor, M, & Kelleher Associates, Making the Links, Women's Aid, 1995]

In 2009, There were 14,613 incidents of domestic violence disclosed to the Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline, made up of 8,629 incidents of emotional abuse, 3,479 incidents of physical abuse, 1,679 incidents of financial abuse and 826 incidents of sexual abuse, including 335 incidents of rape.
[Women's Aid National Helpline & Support Services Annual Statistics 2009]

In a one-day survey on 4th November 2009, 368 women and 291 children were accdommodated and/or received support from a domestic violence service; 184 helpline calls were received from women; 11 women and 16 children were admitted to refuge; 6 women could not be accommodated due to lack of space. [SAFE IRELAND 2010, 'On the 4th November 2009': A national one day count of women and children accessing Safe Ireland domestic violence services]

1 in 7 women in Ireland have experienced severe abuse, defined as 'a pattern of physical, emotional or sexual behaviours between partners in an intimate relationship that causes, or risks causing, significant negative consequences for the person affected'.
[National Crime Council and ESRI (2005) Domestic Abuse of Women and Men in Ireland]

On average, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) responds to a domestic incident every 23 minutes of every day.
[Northern Ireland Police Board (2009) Thematic Inquiry: Domestic Abuse]

 

 

 

 

 

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Women's Aid 16 Facts for 16 Days Email Awareness Campaign, Day 1


Thousands of people receive the daily '16 Facts for 16 Days' email from Women's Aid which contains the latest national and international statistics on violence against women, messages of support for the campaign and women's accounts of abuse. Women's Aid encourage recepients to forward the emails to friends, supporters, and members during the campaign. If you'd like to get the 16 Facts for 16 Days email direct to your inbox sign up today - email 16days@womensaid.ie or phone 01-8684721.

Day 1: Wednesday 25th November 2009 (UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women)

Prevalence of Violence against Women in Ireland

1 in 5 Irish women who have been in a relationship have been abused by a current or former partner.
[O'Connor, M, & Kelleher Associates, Making the Links, Women's Aid, 1995]

In 2009, There were 14,613 incidents of domestic violence disclosed to the Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline, made up of 8,629 incidents of emotional abuse, 3,479 incidents of physical abuse, 1,679 incidents of financial abuse and 826 incidents of sexual abuse, including 335 incidents of rape.
[Women's Aid National Helpline & Support Services Annual Statistics 2009]

In a one-day survey on 4th November 2009, 368 women and 291 children were accdommodated and/or received support from a domestic violence service; 184 helpline calls were received from women; 11 women and 16 children were admitted to refuge; 6 women could not be accommodated due to lack of space. [SAFE IRELAND 2010, 'On the 4th November 2009': A national one day count of women and children accessing Safe Ireland domestic violence services]

1 in 7 women in Ireland have experienced severe abuse, defined as 'a pattern of physical, emotional or sexual behaviours between partners in an intimate relationship that causes, or risks causing, significant negative consequences for the person affected'.
[National Crime Council and ESRI (2005) Domestic Abuse of Women and Men in Ireland]

On average, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) responds to a domestic incident every 23 minutes of every day.
[Northern Ireland Police Board (2009) Thematic Inquiry: Domestic Abuse]

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on January 14, 0

16days@womensaid.ie or phone 01-8684721.

Day 1: Wednesday 25th November 2009 (UN Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women)

Prevalence of Violence against Women in Ireland

1 in 5 Irish women who have been in a relationship have been abused by a current or former partner.
[O'Connor, M, & Kelleher Associates, Making the Links, Women's Aid, 1995]

In 2009, There were 14,613 incidents of domestic violence disclosed to the Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline, made up of 8,629 incidents of emotional abuse, 3,479 incidents of physical abuse, 1,679 incidents of financial abuse and 826 incidents of sexual abuse, including 335 incidents of rape.
[Women's Aid National Helpline & Support Services Annual Statistics 2009]

In a one-day survey on 4th November 2009, 368 women and 291 children were accdommodated and/or received support from a domestic violence service; 184 helpline calls were received from women; 11 women and 16 children were admitted to refuge; 6 women could not be accommodated due to lack of space. [SAFE IRELAND 2010, 'On the 4th November 2009': A national one day count of women and children accessing Safe Ireland domestic violence services]

1 in 7 women in Ireland have experienced severe abuse, defined as 'a pattern of physical, emotional or sexual behaviours between partners in an intimate relationship that causes, or risks causing, significant negative consequences for the person affected'.
[National Crime Council and ESRI (2005) Domestic Abuse of Women and Men in Ireland]

On average, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) responds to a domestic incident every 23 minutes of every day.
[Northern Ireland Police Board (2009) Thematic Inquiry: Domestic Abuse]

 

 

 

 

 

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