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Longford Women's Link Walk of Remembrance

Posted on November 26, 2013

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The Longford Women's Link Walk of Remembrance commemorates the 194 women murdered in the Republic of Ireland since 1996. 117 women (61%) were killed in their own homes. (Women's Aid Female Homicide Media Watch, Sept 2013).

Longford Women's Link invites all in the community to the Walk of Remembrance on Friday 29 November 2013, from 12:30-1:00 pm. The group will be gathering in the Market Square at 12.30 & walking to the Courthouse.

By taking part in the walk, you will be showing your support for women in the community living in fear in their own homes. They will be releasing balloons at Longford courthouse, as part of the fourth annual Women's Aid One in Five Women National Balloon Action.

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Longford Women's Link 16 Days Exhibition and Walk of Remembrance

Posted on November 23, 2012

One in five women in Ireland will experience domestic violence sometime in their lives. It can affect any woman regardless of age, marital status, class or cultural background. It could be your friend, your sister, your daughter, your mother. It could be you. The 16 Days Campaign provides us all with the opportunity to break the silence around violence against women.

We hope you can join us. By participating in the events Longford Women's Link have organized in Longford, we make the issue of violence against women visible. We give hope to women who are suffering and we hold perpetrators of abuse to account.

To show your solidarity, please participate in any of the following events:

  • The Walk of Remembrance

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Longford Women’s Link ‘Women’s Manifesto Project’ National Conference

Posted on November 20, 2012

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Longford Women's Link (LWL) will hold a national conference on Women in Politics and Decision Making on Monday, November 26th 2012 in the Backstage Theatre, Longford. This national conference will examine practical ways in which women can better participate in political life.

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Longford Women's Link Walk of Remembrance

Posted on November 22, 2011

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Longford Women's Link Invites you to join us on a Walk of Remembrance in memory of the 174 women who have been murdered in Ireland since 1996.

When: Friday Nov. 25th, 12.50pm

Where: Market Square

Walking to the Courthouse where a balloon release will be staged to commemorate those who have died.

Continuing to Longford Library (Tea and light refreshments at the library)

Longford Women's Link (LWL) is a women's centre based in the rural midlands town of Longford in Co. Longford, Ireland. Founded in 1995, they envision a safe and equal society where women can fulfil their potential.

LWL also recently entered Better Together's Charity Hero video competition. While voting is now closed, you can still view their entry here

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Bethany House Commemorative Mass and Balloon Release

Posted on November 30, 2010

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Bethany House Women's Refuge , Longford held a commomorative mass on 25th November 2010. This mass remembered those who have experienced violence and was attended by staff, committee members and residents. After the mass those present took part in the Women's Aid National Balloon Action to highlight the one in five women who experience domestic violence.

 

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Day 1: Roundup of Events

Posted on November 25, 2010

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Today marks the first day of the 16 Days Campaign and there are lots of events taking place all around the country;

Women's Aid launched its National Balloon Action today with the release of 200 balloons outside Dail Eireann at 11am. The balloons were released in solidarity with the one in five women in Ireland experiencing domestic violence. Today also saw the launch of the Women's Aid online virtual balloon release . Details on how to launch your own virtual balloons are on www.womensaid.ie

 

The Women's Aid National Balloon Action was mirrored across the country with groups participating in nearly every county including Wexford, Mayo, Clare, Galway, Wicklow, Tipperary and Carlow.

 

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Bethany House Longford Commemorative Mass

Posted on November 11, 2010

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Bethany House Women's Refuge , Longford are holding a commomorative mass on 25th November 2010. This mass will remember those who have experienced violence and will be attended by staff, committee members and residents. After the mass those present will take part in the Women's Aid National Balloon Action to highlight the one in five women who experience domestic violence.

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