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  1. Basic Awareness Training on Responding to Women Experiencing Domestic ViolenceWomen's Aid TrainingIssued 11 Jan 2016
    Women's Aid has announced details of our One Day Basic Awareness Training on Responding to Women Experiencing Domestic Violence.  The one-day training is suitable for all staff, board members and students looking to enhance individual and/or organisational understanding of and responses to the issue of ...
  2. Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 is now a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service.Helpline 2013 5Issued 8 Jan 2016
    Listening, Believing, Supporting. Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 extends Opening Times to become 24 hours a day, 7 days a week service. One in five women in Ireland experience domestic violence and in 2014 Women’s Aid heard over 22,000 disclosures of emotional, ...
  3. Christmas and New Year Opening Hours - National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900.Helpline 2013 2Issued 24 Dec 2015
    Please note the following arrangements for the Christmas and New Year period: The Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 is open every day, from 10am to 10pm, 7 days a week. The only day the Helpline closes is 25th December (Christmas Day). The ...
  4. Media release: The terrifying countdown to Christmas has begun for many women and children, says Women’s Aid.Women's Aid Media PicIssued 21 Dec 2015
    Women’s Aid National Helpline is hearing from women that the extra stress of Christmas is triggering more frequent and more severe domestic abuse. Women and children are witnessing and experiencing abuse at home this Christmas. Fundraising appeal underway to support vital domestic abuse services. Women’s ...
  5. Media Release Real fear in virtual sphere: New law needed to tackle digital abuse of women in intimate relationships, says Women’s Aid.Noírín O’Sullivan, Commissioner, An Garda Síochána-2Issued 25 Nov 2015
    Women’s Aid shines a spotlight on digital abuse and domestic violence including online and technology abuse, online shaming (‘revenge porn’) and stalking by current or ex intimate partners. Noírín O’Sullivan, Commissioner, An Garda Síochána, to address the conference on digital abuse. 41% of abused women ...
  6. Women's Aid is recruiting for our Trainer Panelwomens aidIssued 26 Oct 2015
    Women’s Aid Training and Development Department delivers various training modules on domestic violence to Health and Social Care Professionals and others across the community/voluntary and statutory sectors. Women’s Aid is now seeking experienced trainers for our trainer panel. For information including requirements, contact information and ...
  7. No more lives lost, no more hurt caused: Women’s Aid Launch Manifesto for the General Election.Annual Report 2012 LaunchIssued 20 Oct 2015
    Women’s Aid calls for increasing resources, legal reform and improved responses from State agencies at an open meeting with TDs, Senators, Candidates and political parties ahead of the next General Election. The agency calls for the reversal of funding cuts to specialist domestic violence services ...
  8. Women's Aid Comment on the Omeath Shooting Incident40 year avatarIssued 12 Oct 2015
    Speaking on Monday 12th October 2015, Margaret Martin, Director of Women’s Aid, says:  “It was with shock and a deep sadness that I learned of the horrific domestic violence incident in Omeath, Co. Louth on Sunday evening in which Garda Tony Golden was shot dead ...
  9. New Women’s Aid Campaign: Don’t be afraid to call, if you are afraid of someone close.Dont Be Afraid Womens Aid-2Issued 5 Oct 2015
    Women’s Aid launches its National Freephone Helpline promotion campaign aimed at encouraging domestic abuse victims to break their silence and seek support. Plans announced for the National Domestic Abuse Free Helpline to become a 24/7 service in 2016. Encouraging public to share its national Helpline ...
  10. Women’s Aid Comments on District Court Domestic Violence Applications and OrdersMargaret MartinIssued 13 Aug 2015
    Commenting on today’s statistics from the Courts Service (click here) which show a strong pattern of increased applications for Protection and Safety Orders, Margaret Martin, Director, said she was not surprised as eligibility for these orders was extended in August 2011 to couples with a child ...
  11. Women's Aid is seeking volunteers for our National Freephone HelplineHelpline 2013 5Issued 29 Jul 2015
    Women’s Aid Helpline volunteers are committed and dedicated individuals whose contribution is vital to the high quality support and information provided to women experiencing domestic violence. Helpline volunteers provide support through a non-judgmental, non-directive approach, and work from the model of self-help and mutual aid. ...
  12. Women’s Aid welcomes Domestic Violence ReformsWomen's Aid Media PicIssued 24 Jul 2015
    Women’s Aid welcomes news of the Domestic Violence bill to be launched later today by Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Justice and Equality.  Margaret Martin, Director of Women’s Aid, said: “We agree with the Minister that home is not a safe place for many women and ...
  13. Women's Aid releases new domestic violence figures and calls for an end to victim blaming.WOMENS AID Report-5Issued 18 Jun 2015
    We must stop blaming women and lay responsibility for domestic violence solely where it belongs.Women’s Aid launches its Impact Report 2014 detailing 13,655 contacts made with its National Freephone Helpline and Dublin based One to One Services.  In 2014, the national domestic violence agency noted ...
  14. Support Women's Aid at the VHI Women's Mini Marathonmini marathonIssued 19 Mar 2015
    Run, Walk or Jog the VHI Women's Mini Marathon on Monday 1st June 2015 for Women's Aid.By choosing Women's Aid as your charity, you can help us make women and children safe from domestic violence. Get together your sister, mother, daughters, friend, work mate and ...
  15. Women's Aid is recruiting for a Finance Assistant/Receptionistwomens aidIssued 10 Mar 2015
    Women's Aid is recruiting for a full time Finance Assistant and Receptionist (Ref FinRec15), permanent contract, 35 hours a week.Working as part of a team, the Receptionist/Finance Assistant reports directly to the Financial Manager of Women’s Aid. Key responsibilities of the post include assisting with ...
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