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Waterford Area Network lifting the barriers for women experiencing domestic abuse

Posted on November 29, 2013

The Waterford Local Area Network on Violence Against Women welcomes you to an Information and Awareness Event 'Free to Leave-Lifting the barriers for women experiencing domestic abuse' in Waterford City Council Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford on Friday 6th December from 11am to1pm.

Deputy Ciara Conway T.D. will be in attendance to speak about her commitment to lifting the barriers for women experiencing domestic abuse.

Cllr. Dee Jacques will launch the newly revised edition of the “Enough is Enough” booklet; a safety empowerment guide for women.

A short film entitled ‘Free to Leave’ will also be shown.

Refreshments will be provided, and music by Tramore Gospel Singers.

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

Posted on November 22, 2013

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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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Radio and Poster Campaign by Waterford LAN

Posted on November 27, 2012

Don't Be Afraid  Poster - Poster from the new 'Don't Be Afraid' Public Awareness campaign.
Poster from the new 'Don't Be Afraid' Public Awareness campaign.

The Waterford Local Area Network will be running a radio and poster awareness campaign during the 16 Days. Advertisements will be run on WLRFM local radio, entitled "We're ready to listen even if you're not ready to speak", a campaign organized locally by Waterford LAN in co-operation with Women's Aid.

Waterford LAN are making use of the message contained in our 'Don't be Afraid' campaign run in September, in order to further reach women in the Waterford area experiencing abuse. The radio ads list local support numbers and our National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900. They will also be distributing 'Don't be Afraid' posters, with local support service numbers added, to public places in the area.

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Preview: First balloon Release of 2012, Guest blog from Ballybeg CDP

Posted on November 16, 2012

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On a bright November morning in the community of Ballybeg in Waterford City we held a balloon release for the Women's Aid 16 days of action to raise awareness in our community about domestic violence.

The balloon release took place on Thursday 8th of November at 11am. Members of the community came along as well as staff members and students in programmes at the centre.

Before the balloon release the manager here at the centre, Liz Riches, said a few words about Women's Aid and what the balloon release signifies. She explained about the one in five women in Ireland who suffer domestic abuse, highlighting that many women are afraid to speak up about it and unaware that there is help available.

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Launch of the revised edition of the “Enough is Enough” Booklet - Waterford

Posted on December 06, 2011

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To mark the 16 Days of Action on Violence Against Women 2011, Waterford Local Area Network will highlight the issue of violence against women by launching the newly revised edition of the "Enough is Enough" Booklet - a safety and empowerment guide for women experiencing domestic violence:

Venue: Waterford City Council Central Library, Ladylane
Date and Time: Thursday December 8th, 2011 11.00am - 1.00pm
Guest Speaker: Maimuna Kanyamala

Maimuna Kanyamala, who will launch the Booklet, is a feminist activist from Mwanza, Tanzania. She is the Executive Director and a founder of Kivulini Women's Rights Organisation, which works to mobilise local communities to prevent violence against women and girls. Maimuna was awarded the 2011 Tanzanian Woman of Courage Award by the US embassy in Tanzania in April this year.

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Ballybeg community groups join forces for the 16 Days of Action

Posted on November 17, 2011

Ballybeg Community Development Project & Waterford Travellers CDP are joining in solidarity with victims of abuse during the 16 Days of Action and invite other groups in Ballybeg to show their support.

They are inviting men and women in the community to Join them at 10.45 in Centra Car Park Ballybeg for the release of of balloons at 11am, as part of the National Balloon Action.

Each set of balloons will contain 4 black balloons and 1 white balloon. The white balloon represents the one in five women that experience domestic violence in Ireland.

Everyone is encouraged to bring something to make noise with or dress up or read a poem...or just be there to oppose violence against women.

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