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  1. Home is where the hurt is for many women and children this Christmas, says Women’s Aid.Women's Aid Christmas AppealIssued 16 Dec 2014
    Women’s Aid National Helpline is hearing from women that the extra stress of Christmas is triggering more frequent and more severe domestic abuse. Children are witnessing and experiencing abuse at home this Christmas. Fundraising appeal underway to support vital domestic abuse services. Women’s Aid today ...
  2. 130 nationwide actions to break the silence on domestic abuse on International Day Opposing Violence against Women.Women’s Aid 1in5-2 (1)Issued 25 Nov 2014
    MEDIARELEASE130 nationwide actions to break the silence on domestic abuse on International Day Opposing Violence against Women.Women’s Aid launches its One in Five Women public awareness campaign with a large co-ordinated nationwide Balloon Release with over 130 groups. Hundreds of people and organisations gather to ...
  3. Remembering stolen lives: Outside Dáil Éireann, Women’s Aid highlights the stark connection between abuse and intimate partner homicide.Remembering Stolen Lives Womens Aid-2Issued 20 Nov 2014
    1 in every 2 women murdered are killed by a current or former boyfriend, partner or husband.  Women’s Aid records show that this is over half of all resolved female homicide cases (53%). Women’s Aid holds a minute’s silence to remember 78 women murdered by ...
  4. Call for total societal change on how domestic violence is dealt with as Women’s Aid marks 40 years of Domestic Violence services in Ireland.WOMENS AID ANNUAL REPORT-6Issued 24 Sep 2014
      Launch of 2013 Women’s Aid Annual Report. 19,694 disclosures of domestic violence against women to Women’s Aid Services in 2013. On Women’s Aid’s 40th Anniversary, we’re asking for total change to domestic violence structures in Ireland. Women’s Aid calls for 24/7 access to legal ...
  5. Rob Kearney is a SHOEperman for charityrob-kearney-sliderIssued 5 Sep 2014
    Rugby star launches ‘Walk a mile in her shoes’ for Concern and Women’s Aid 20 August 2014; Irish rugby star today launched a joint fundraising initiative with Concern and Women’s Aid – Walk a mile in her shoes. Joining the two organisations Rob is encouraging ...
  6. Women’s Aid launch Irish Sign Language VideosISLIssued 28 Aug 2014
    Women’s Aid, in conjunction with the Irish Deaf Women’s Group, have launched a series of Irish Sign Language (ISL) videos which feature all of the information that is available on our website and link to a text service for deaf or hard of hearing women.  ...
  7. ‘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. ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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. ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. “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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
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