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Reminder - Don't forget to request your One in Five Women National Balloon Action Pack

Posted on October 28, 2014

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Women’s Aid will continue our annual ‘One in Five Women’ theme in this year’s 16 Days Campaign (25th November to 10th December 2014.)

We hope that by raising awareness of the fact that one in five women in Ireland has been abused by a current or former partner, and by promoting services available, we can reach out to women living with domestic violence in our communities. 

We hope your organisation will join us in this year’s 16 Days Campaign by taking part in the National Balloon Action which shows solidarity with women experiencing domestic violence and with those working to make women and children safe from abuse.

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Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children, supports the 16 Days

Posted on December 10, 2013

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We're delighted to have the support of Emily Logan, Ombudsman for Children, for the 16 Days of Action.

"As Ombudsman for Children in Ireland I am constantly reminded of the necessity for organisations such as Women's Aid whose tireless efforts offer support and protection to not just women in difficult situations but also to their children. Children rely on adults to vindicate their rights and welfare and for most children it is their parents who are their principal advocates. I wish Women's Aid well in their campaign to highlight the issue of domestic violence and the affect it has on both women and children."

Find out more about the work of the Ombudsman for Children here.

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Domestic Violence Coalition Day 16: Melina’s Story

Posted on December 10, 2013

The Domestic Violence Coalition addresses additional barriers to seeking help and escaping domestic abuse faced by migrant women in Ireland. Each day of the 16 Days of Action, the Domestic Violence Coalition is sharing one woman's story, to illustrate the issues which we address.

The Coalition is made up of the following organisations: Womens Aid, Adapt Domestic Abuse Services, Doras Luimní, Nasc – the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Sligo, Akidwa, Longford Women’s Link, Sonas Housing, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Ascend Domestic Abuse Service.

You can read Melina’s story below.

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Like and share our facebook video to support the campaign

Posted on December 10, 2013

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One in Five women in Ireland experiences domestic abuse.  It can happen to any woman, in any home and at any stage of her life. 

As part of its annual ‘One in Five Women’ National Balloon Action during the International 16 Days of Action Women’s Aid has produced a video to give a snapshot of what this looks like, in one incident of emotional abuse for one woman. The video tells the story of Lisa who is suffering abuse from her partner, yet it has a positive message.  And you can be part of it.   

This video is a way you can support and show solidarity online with women experiencing domestic abuse. 

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Domestic Violence Coalition Day 15: Liwei’s Story

Posted on December 09, 2013

The Domestic Violence Coalition addresses additional barriers to seeking help and escaping domestic abuse faced by migrant women in Ireland. Each day of the 16 Days of Action, the Domestic Violence Coalition is sharing one woman's story, to illustrate the issues which we address.

The Coalition is made up of the following organisations: Womens Aid, Adapt Domestic Abuse Services, Doras Luimní, Nasc – the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Sligo, Akidwa, Longford Women’s Link, Sonas Housing, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Ascend Domestic Abuse Service.

You can read Liwei’s story below.

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135 groups support the 16 Days Campaign in Ireland

Posted on December 09, 2013

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In 2013, 135 groups in Ireland-women’s groups, student organisations, family resource centres, local development companies, partnerships, unions, women’s support services and others-have taken part in the 16 Days of Action. This sends a strong message across our communities that domestic violence is not acceptable.

Nearly 100 groups in 21 counties have taken part in the Women’s Aid One in Five Women National Balloon Action. For each organisation taking part, the balloons signal a place or a group where women will be met with listening, support, and information.

Women being told they are worthless and that nobody will believe them by their abuser, have heard that they are not alone, and that people in their communities understand and support them.

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Domestic Violence Coalition Day 14: April's Story

Posted on December 08, 2013

The Domestic Violence Coalition addresses additional barriers to seeking help and escaping domestic abuse faced by migrant women in Ireland. Each day of the 16 Days of Action, the Domestic Violence Coalition is sharing one woman's story, to illustrate the issues which we address.

The Coalition is made up of the following organisations: Womens Aid, Adapt Domestic Abuse Services, Doras Luimní, Nasc – the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Sligo, Akidwa, Longford Women’s Link, Sonas Housing, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Ascend Domestic Abuse Service.

You can read April’s story below.

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Women's Aid: Making Women and Children Safe

Posted on December 08, 2013

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Women's Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974.

Women who have used the Women’s Aid Helpline and Support Services can say best what this support has meant to them:

 “I have lived with abuse for 34 years. I can’t express enough the dignity you gave me. You believed me and did not treat me like another number. I left your office feeling ten foot tall.” –Joy

From the Helpline Thank You Book:

A woman thanked us for being her lifesaver, saying that domestic violence doesn’t end on a Friday and our service is the only one that can help her when she needs to talk about what is going on at home.

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Domestic Violence Coalition Day 13: Beatrice's Story

Posted on December 07, 2013

The Domestic Violence Coalition addresses additional barriers to seeking help and escaping domestic abuse faced by migrant women in Ireland. Each day of the 16 Days of Action, the Domestic Violence Coalition is sharing one woman's story, to illustrate the issues which we address.

The Coalition is made up of the following organisations: Womens Aid, Adapt Domestic Abuse Services, Doras Luimní, Nasc – the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, the Domestic Violence Advocacy Service Sligo, Akidwa, Longford Women’s Link, Sonas Housing, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Ascend Domestic Abuse Service.

You can read Beatrice's story below.

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Women's Aid offers support in 170 different languages

Posted on December 07, 2013

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The Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline is accessible to women in 170 different languages. The telephone interpretation service allows women with limited or no English experiencing domestic violence to access free, confidential telephone support.

The telephone interpretation service allows women who are often extremely isolated due to language barriers to access support.

It is provided by an accredited and professional interpreter service located outside the country, ensuring the confidentiality and anonymity of the service. The service is available throughout the normal opening hours of the helpline 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, seven days per week.

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