Posts in the "National Balloon Action" category

"Beating Hearts" Young Social Innovators

Posted on November 28, 2013

Beating Hearts Young Social Innovators group in Wexford is taking part in the 16 Days of Action. The aim of their project is to raise awareness of domestic abuse throughout the year.

They are holding an awareness day at their school on December 4, with representatives from the Wexford Women's Refuge and the Gardai, and joining the One in Five Women National Balloon Action. They are also displaying the daily Women's Aid infographics at their school.

They hope to carry out a fundraising choral performance and bucket collection on Grafton Street on December 11, with the proceeds going to support services for women experiencing abuse.

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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.

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Women's group unveils commemorative bench at Trim FRC

Posted on November 26, 2013

trim frc

Trim Family Resource Centre will host a Coffee Morning and One in Five Women balloon release on 3 December. The women's group at the centre will also unveil a new bench that they have collectively made around the theme of the 16 Days of Action to help raise awareness of violence against women.

This will take place in the Trim Family Resource Centre, Mornington, Trim, Co. Meath on Tuesday 3rd December at 11:00 am.

You can find out more about Trim FRC's women's groups activities and resources here.



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Longford Women's Link Walk of Remembrance

Posted on November 26, 2013


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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National Balloon Actions in Wicklow, Limerick, Offaly, Cavan & Waterford

Posted on November 22, 2013


WEB women's group at Little Bray Family Resource Centre will release the balloons on Monday November 25th on the steps of the Holy Redeemer Church, Main Street, Bray, County Wicklow at 11 am. We will also hold a street collection for Women's Aid. All invited to join them for the release.

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services are delighted to have Cassie Moore recite from her book on Wednesday 4th of December from 12.30 - 1.30.p.m. at the ODVSS main office No 2 Cormac Street Tullamore, followed by a balloon release in the Tullamore Town Park in association with 16 Days Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign. All are welcome.

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Claremorris Women's Group join National Balloon Action and remember women

Posted on November 22, 2013


Claremorris Women's Group invite all local women to come to Cúram on Wednesday 4th December at 7.00 p.m.for an evening of relaxation and pampering.

There will be message, make-up, essential oils, aloe-vera and refreshments.

A talk will inform all women of the local services available.

We will light candles to remember those who have died this year because of Domestic Violence.

We are also taking part in the One in Five Women National Balloon Action day by releasing Balloons in the evening.

Please also see our window display on D'Alton St., Claremorris. (Formerly Gilmore's shop).

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Doras Buí join National Balloon Action, hold candle lighting

Posted on November 22, 2013

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Doras Bui parents alone resource centre will be holding an event on November 27th to mark the International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.

The event will feature a '1 in 5' balloon release, candle lighting and brunch will be provided.

This campaign provides us all with the opportunity to collectively say 'End the Abuse of Women's Human Rights'.

Date: Wednesday, 27th November 2013

Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm

Venue: Doras Bui, Bunratty Drive, Coolock, D17

R.S.V.P Linda Devlin at 01 8484811Or by email to by Monday 25th November.

They will also be raising awareness by daily facebook posts throughout the 16 days and highlighting local services.

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Launch of the One in Five Women National Balloon Action with RTÉ Fair City Actress Helen Norton

Posted on November 21, 2013

women's aid staff

This morning Women's Aid staff and volunteers were joined by RTÉ Fair City actress Helen Norton to launch the 'One in Five Women' National Balloon Action and awareness campaign. We are delighted to have Helen's support for the campaign.

You can see some photos from the launch here.

We launched the campaign this morning, ahead of the start of the 16 Days of Action on November 25, to coincide with the publication of submissions on domestic and sexual violence by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality. The Committee received over 40 submissions in response to its call, as part of a review of domestic violence legislation.

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St Andrews Resource Centre invite local women to come treat themselves at the centre

Posted on November 19, 2013

pamper day

St Andrew's Resource Centre are inviting women in the community to come treat themselves and relax at a pampering morning in the centre.

There will be make-up and hair demonstrations, nail painting, massages, henna tattoos, and refreshments. A few talks will focus on well-being and raising awareness of services available to women in the area.

The centre is also taking part in the National Balloon Action and will hold a balloon release on the day.

Free childcare will be provided.

The event will take place Friday November 29th from 10am-1pm at St Andrews Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. You can call 01 677 1930 for more information.

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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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