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  1. ‘Not happily ever after’: National Helpline agencies launch new joint campaign highlighting sexual violence in relationshipsThis is Not Happily Ever After-1Issued 8 May 2014
    Today, Thursday 8th May, the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Women’s Aid launch the brand new ‘Not happily ever after’ national public awareness campaign, highlighting the crime of sexual violence within relationships, reported by 6% of women (91,000 women) in Ireland in a recent survey. ...
  2. Women’s Aid urges government action on stalking and abuse for young women teddy_2in2u_landscape_centredIssued 13 Feb 2014
    Today (Thursday, 13th February 2014), Women’s Aid launches its 2in2u national public awareness campaign highlighting abusive and controlling behaviour in dating relationships. Research has shown that while young women can be at even higher risk of abuse in a relationship than their older counterparts, there ...
  3. Women's Aid policy on court ordered donationsWomens_Aid_Logo_AvatarIssued 28 Jan 2014
    On January 23, Judge Hugh O’Donnell ordered a donation of €5,000 be made to Women’s Aid and Simon Communities. In the past, Women’s Aid has received donations from the courts but it has not always been clear what the nature of the case has been. ...
  4. We are now recruiting a full time Outreach Support Workerwomens aidIssued 22 Jan 2014
    Women's Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974. We provide support and information through our National Freephone Helpline and one to one support services to women experiencing emotional, physical, sexual ...
  5. Christmas season triggers abuse of women and children in the homeWomens_Aid_Logo_AvatarIssued 19 Dec 2013
    Women's Aid today (Thursday 19th December) revealed that women experiencing domestic violence are disclosing that the extra stress of the festive period triggers more frequent and at times more severe abuse at home, including emotional abuse of children. Women’s Aid Director Margaret Martin said, “Christmas ...
  6. “Violence Against Women: An Issue of Gender,” Minister Frances Fitzgerald launches new publicationPublication cover - VAW An Issue of Gender 2013Issued 4 Dec 2013
    At the launch and publication of “Violence Against Women: An Issue of Gender: Highlighting the Role of Gender in Analysis and Response” today, the Irish Observatory on Violence Against Women, chaired by National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) called for Ireland to sign, ratify and ...
  7. Failure to protect domestic violence victims highlightedwomens aidIssued 25 Nov 2013
    The Domestic Violence Coalition of ten frontline organisations in Ireland is marking the 16 Days of Action with a warning that people are feeling trapped in violent relationships because of the failure of Irish immigration law to offer proper protections. The Coalition is warning that ...
  8. Domestic Violence Law Review welcome opportunity for much needed reformhm with balloonsIssued 21 Nov 2013
    Women’s Aid welcomes the publication of Submissions in relation to domestic and sexual violence today (November 21st) by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality as a positive step in the review of domestic violence legislation, providing a welcome opportunity for much needed ...
  9. Women's Aid Charity Shops Appeal for "Something Old"aungier street wedding dress appealIssued 31 Oct 2013
    The Women’s Aid Charity Shops are asking all brides who have completed their walk up the aisle to pass along that “something old” to support Women’s Aid. A donated wedding dress will provide a beautiful gown at an affordable price for a new bride-to-be, and ...
  10. Support Women's Aid in the Better Together Video CompetitionWomen's Aid OneinFiveWomen campaign videoIssued 18 Oct 2013
    Our One in Five Women video is now entered in the Better Together Video Competition.  The competition provides charities and businesses an opportunity to showcase our work to the public. The top ten videos in each category will be short-listed and the winner will receive ...
  11. Don't Be Afraid to call if you are afraid of someone closeWomen's Aid Don't Be Afraid Launch 2012 Issued 9 Sep 2013
    Women's Aid 'Don't Be Afraid' national public awareness advertising campaign was launched on Monday 9th September 2013. The campaign encourages women living with domestic abuse to speak up and call the Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900. One in five women in Ireland ...
  12. Dr. Mary Allen, a domestic violence champion.Mary AllenIssued 1 Jul 2013
    Dr. Mary Allen - An Appreciation It was with deep sadness that Women’s Aid learned of the death of Dr. Mary Allen last week (Tuesday 25th June 2013).  Mary was a respected college lecturer in the School of Applied Social Science in UCD and had ...
  13. 55% increase in child abuse reports to Women’s Aid in 2012Women's Aid Annual Report LaunchIssued 12 Jun 2013
    Launch of 2012 Women’s Aid Annual Report. 16,200 disclosures of domestic violence against women to Women’s Aid Services in 2012. 3,230 disclosures of emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children to the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline, an increase of 55% on the previous year. ...
  14. Women's Aid supports the Choose Charity Shops 1st Campaignchoose_charity_shops_1st_logoIssued 21 Mar 2013
    Choose Charity Shops 1stGet the most out of your unwanted goods. Take them direct to your local charity shop. Women's Aid supports the new 'Choose Charity Shops 1st' campaign run by the Irish Charity Shops Association to combat the impact of bogus collectors. Bogus collectors ...
  15. Women's Aid welcomes agreement on EU wide protection for victims of domestic violence.Margaret MartinIssued 11 Mar 2013
    Regulation for a European Protection Order (Civil Law) will strengthen the rights of victims and ensure that orders, such as barring orders, can still be enforced even if the victim travels or moves from EU country to another. Measure agreed at discussions held by the ...
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