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Message of Support from An Garda Siochana

Posted on November 28, 2011

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"An Garda Siochana is happy to again support the ongoing work of Women's Aid and other such agencies working in this difficult area and is delighted that the topic of violence against women is being highlighted in the run up to Christmas which unfortunately is a time when incidents of domestic violence can increase.

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Message of Support from An Garda Síochána

Posted on December 10, 2010

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"An Garda Síochána is delighted to again support the ongoing work of Women's Aid and is pleased that the topic of domestic violence is again being highlighted in the run up to Christmas which unfortunately is a time when incidents of violence can increase. No one should have to suffer being physically, mentally, sexually or financially abused by their partner.

An Garda Síochána would like to assure those suffering from such violence that help is available but this help must be requested. It is widely recognised that silence protects the offender and the victim continues to suffer.

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Message of Support from Ailbhe Smith, Co-Convenor, Feminist Open Forum

Posted on December 09, 2010

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"The statistics on men's violence against women in Ireland and worldwide continue to be appalling. We have to do everything in our power to stop this devastation of women's lives, and to bring to justice all those who perpetrate it. Very sadly, in this time of crisis, the figures are on the increase bringing yet more pain and hardship to so many women.

Feminist Open Forum stands in solidarity with all women who are victims of these dreadful crimes, and with those who work so hard on their behalf. We call on the government not to cut the already inadequate funding to these literally vital services."

 

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Message of Support from Tony McMullan, Chair of Oxfam Ireland

Posted on December 08, 2010

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"On a personal level I very much welcome the opportunity to support the wonderful work which Women's Aid organisations do throughout Ireland and indeed in other countries as well. The right to gender equality underpins all of Oxfam's work. We believe that discrimination and injustice are major causes of poverty worldwide and therefore we need to ensure that women and men benefit equally from the work that we do. We believe that equality for women is essential because if you are a woman you are more likely to be poor. And as a woman, according to research, you are likely to be doing most of the work. This discrimination however does not start there, it actually starts much earlier. Girls are too often denied access to education, health and nutrition from birth. We in Oxfam Ireland believe this has to change.

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Message of Support from Joy Neville - Irish Women's Rugby Squad

Posted on December 07, 2010

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"I am a mature student studying Social Studies and Social Care in LIT for the last three years. Thankfully I have had the opportunity to work in many social care settings and through this work, I have heard many shocking statistics. The fact that one in five women suffer from domestic violence is of huge shock value to me.

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Message of Support from Denise Charlton, CEO of the Immigrant Council

Posted on December 07, 2010

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"Violence against women manifests in new forms but the root causes remain the same. Gender inequality projected onto migration puts migrant women in precarious position, in situations of exploitation and sexual abuse. The most widely spread form of human trafficking is the trafficking of women and girls into prostitution.

The ICI believes that racism is inherent to sex trafficking. The "Globalisation Sex Trafficking and Prostitution: The Experiences of Migrant Women in Ireland" report we launched last year coupled with our daily work proves that women from poorer countries are enticed, recruited and coerced into serving the perceived 'sexual needs' of indigenous men. The fact of the matter remains that these women simply provide an outlet for our men's gender domination games. It is unconceivable that out of 1000 migrant women available daily for sale in the Irish indoor sex industry, the authorities have to date identified 11 victims of sexual exploitation, 6 in 2009 and 5 in 2010. It is further incredible that the rest of the sex purchase transactions between well earning native men and migrant women with no means are perceived as pretty much normal. Currently in Ireland, we have no real measures to prevent this shocking 'business' from happening.

While women who are trafficked to Ireland under duress and deception deserve our efforts to assist them, we should not forget there are many hundreds of other migrant women who are in similar and often not less violent situations. They are trapped as we have not had the courage so far to properly punish those who supply them as goods to the buyers, and the buyers themselves, and by not doing so we allow this illicit industry to thrive and spread to every corner of the country. In light of all this, the ICI has taken a decision to extend its services to trafficked victims, and to provide legal advice and representation to vulnerable migrant women who are sexually exploited. We actively campaign with other NGOs and civil society groups for a ban on the purchase of sex among other measures curtailing the Irish sex industry."

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Message of Support from Sarah Benson, CEO, Ruhama

Posted on December 06, 2010

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I want to congratulate Women's Aid for its tireless work on the issue of violence against women; both through its excellent direct work but also in continually raising awareness of the needs of those women who may have no voice due to experiences of physical, sexual and psychological abuse that are happening every day behind closed doors in Ireland. This campaign is an important mechanism for raising awareness and action to both protect and also enhance equality for women across the globe.

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Message of Support from Tracy Piggot, Sports Person and Broadcaster

Posted on December 06, 2010

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I would like to wish you the very best of success during the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women. IIt is hugely important that these issues are addressed, confronted and stopped. It is an utter disgrace and a travesty that these crimes to humanity are still being perpetrated upon women, who for centuries have been put down, punished and surpressed for fear that our true power and inherant wisdom may in some way be a threat.

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Message of Support from Senator Ivana Bacik

Posted on December 06, 2010

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I would very much like to support Women's Aid in their initiative in organising the campaign to raise awareness of violence against women in Ireland. I have always supported Women's Aid, and I fully support them in their 16 Days of Action Campaign, from 25 November to 10 December 2010.

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Message of Support from Allyson Russell, Country Manager, Avon Ireland.

Posted on December 03, 2010

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We are proud to add our support to the Women's Aid 16 Days of Action, showing solidarity with women facing domestic violence in Ireland and around the world. Through selling, buying and wearing Avon's empowerment jewellery our network of Representatives and customers is playing a small but vital part in raising awareness and encouraging people to 'break the silence' in line with our global campaign to Speak Out Against Domestic Violence.

How you can support the Avon Speak Out against Domestic Violence programme

The Avon Empowerment Ring and Necklace are still available to purchase. To find your nearest Avon Representative or to see a brochure, please go to www.avon.ie or call 01-870 6540.

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