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MCI Highlighting the impact of domestic abuse on children in Mayo

Posted on November 22, 2013


MCI has been working since 2009 to improve the lives of young people negatively impacted by domestic violence and negative family conflict.  The work of MCI Ireland focuses on educating young people in primary and post primary schools as well as working with childcare professionals and youth workers.  Our work has a focus on prevention through education.  MCI Ireland deliver s a peer education programme in post primary schools to Transition Year students in response to the huge problem of abuse in teenage relationships.  Our aim is to equip young people with the skills to recognise the warning signs of abuse in their relationships as well as arming them with the strategies to keep themselves safe. 

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Human Rights Week in Ireland

Posted on December 10, 2012

The United Nations Human Rights Day takes place on 10 December every year to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere. The date was chosen to honour the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations on 10 December 1948.

The international day tends to generate so many events that they often spread into a de facto 'Human Rights Week'. FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centre) have put together a Human Rights Week 2012. website showcasing events to mark Human Rights Week, and work done to further human rights in Ireland.

The Women's Aid One in Five Women Campaign is featured here.

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Listen Louder! Film launch to highlight affects of domestic violence on children

Posted on December 07, 2012

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Listen Louder

On Friday 7th December, MCI Ireland's (Mayo Children's Initiative) 16 Days of Action awareness raising events will culminate in the launch of our latest film 'Listen Louder!'.

Listen Louder! is a short piece designed to heighten awareness around the impact of domestic abuse on children and young people. Children are all too often the forgotten victims of domestic abuse and this film encourages everyone to Listen Louder to the voices of children.

The launch will take place at 1pm in Mayo Movie World, Castlebar and we welcome all those interested in attending to contact MCI Ireland on 094-9286407. Mayo Movie World have also agreed to show the MCI film before the main feature films during the 16 Days.

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Cassie Moore launches new book 'Did you Hear Me Crying'

Posted on November 23, 2012

Cassie Moore_

On Sunday, November 25th, Cassie Moore will be launching her new book, Did You Hear Me Crying? from 2pm-5pm at the Red Cow Hotel.

The book chronicles with heartbreaking honesty the story of a life blighted by abuse at the hands of both her parents and her husband, and shows just how difficult it can be to endure and escape an abusive relationship. However, it also tells the story of her escape from abuse and the gradual rebuilding of a new life for herself. It is ultimately a story of hope not of despair.

As Margaret Martin, Director of Women's Aid says in the testimonial for the book:

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Irish Deaf Women's Group mark the 16 Days of Action

Posted on November 23, 2012


The Irish Deaf Women's Group will hold a One in Five Women balloon release at St Stephen's Green in Dublin on Sunday November 25th, to mark UN Day Opposing Violence Against Women.

You can attend this event by meeting at the main park gate. A balloon for each attendee to release simultaneously will be provided.

The Irish Deaf Women's Group aims to promote, advance and uphold the civil and human rights of Deaf women in Ireland, to seek empowerment and to achieve equal access in all situations of life endowed by full Irish citizenship.

For deaf women experiencing domestic violence, it can be even more difficult to seek support or to leave an abusive relationship. Read more here.

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Southside Addressing Violence Effectively provides Art and Craft workshops for women in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Posted on December 06, 2011


The inter agency group Southside Addressing Violence Effectively (SAVE) is organising two Art and Craft workshops up to Christmas for women who have experienced domestic violence in the Dun Laoghaire area as part of the 16 Days campaign. The women will have a space to meet and to enjoy making Christmas Decorations.

Also during the 16 days campaign SAVE will hold a briefing session on the Feasibility Report of Refuge provision in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown that was launched by Sonas last week.

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Measuring Change; Learning from the Monitoring & Evaluation of Gender Based Violence Campaigns, Programmes & Projects.

Posted on December 06, 2011


"Gender Based Violence is an acknowledged human rights abuse and is a violation of numerous international human rights instruments that place responsibility on host governments and other players to protect human rights of affected populations."Mary Robinson, Advisor to the Joint Consortium

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Conference to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Posted on November 17, 2011

Miss ethnic

The United Youth of Ireland have organised an event to raise awareness of FGM taking place at 5:30p.m. at The Academy Plaza Hotel on Friday 25th November 2011. They have an interesting and exciting evening planned and a representative of Children Right Alliance will be a key note speaker on the evening. It will be followed by a Miss Ethnic Beauty Contest

The event is being organised in order to raise awareness of the practice of Female Genital Mutilation, which according to the World Health Organization affects the lives of an estimated 100 to 140 million girls and women worldwide.

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50th Anniversary Celebration – Amnesty International

Posted on November 17, 2011


"To those of us who support Amnesty International, the candle has always
been more than just a symbol."

On 10 December 1961 - 50 years ago this year - the first Amnesty International candle was lit in St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London. It became the iconic symbol of what is now the world's largest human rights organisation, shining a light on injustice no matter where it happens.

The first Amnesty candle lit in Ireland was in St Ann's Church on Molesworth Street, Dublin. To mark the 50th anniversary ,Amnesty Ireland will be hosting a celebration there at 5pm on Saturday 10 December with music from Sineád O'Connor, Eleanor McEvoy, Brian Kennedy and many more. The event is free of charge and open to all.

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AkiDwA/MISIP Violence Against Women Seminar

Posted on November 16, 2011


Violence Against Women Seminar 28th November

AkiDwA, MISIP(Migrant Immigration and Social Inclusion programme) and other migrant community organisations and groups are hosting a seminar during the 16 Days Campaign Opposing Violence against Women on the 28th of November at Dublin City Council (Wood Quay) from 9:30am till 13.00pm. The key note speech will be delivered by Aisling Swaine who is an independent consultant , specialist in violence against women and gender equality issues as they relate to conflict - affected and development contexts.


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