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Day One: Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald Mark the 16 Days Campaign.

Posted on November 25, 2014

An Taoiseach & Minister Fitzgerald mark the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald have today marked the start of the ‘16 Days of Action’ to raise awareness about gender-based violence.

The 16 Days Campaign is an international campaign that started in 1991 and will run from 25th November, UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10th December, Human Rights Day.

The Taoiseach stated:

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Day One: One In Five Women

Posted on November 25, 2014

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One in Five Women in Ireland will experience domestic abuse at some point in their lifetime. Domestic abuse can affect any woman and can happen in any home. This means that every day in Ireland, women are beaten, hospitalised and can have ongoing and long-term physical and mental health issues.  Everyday, women are raped, sexually abused and have no freedom to negotiate a safe and respectful sexual relationship. Women are isolated from supports and from family and friends, and emotional abuse often means that women are trapped in their own home by those closest to them.

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Women's Aid One in Five Women Campaign

Posted on November 24, 2014

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Women's Aid Annual One in Five Campaign to mark the 16 Days of Opposing Violence against Women Campaign begins tomorrow which is the International Day Opposing Violence against Women.

Women's Aid launched the 2014 campaign last week with a minute’s silence outside Dáil Éireann in memory of 78 women murdered by their partners or ex-partners since 1996. 10 children who were murdered alongside their mothers were also remembered. The event featured a sombre display of 78 pairs of women’s shoes and 10 pairs of children’s shoes outside Leinster House that acted as the starkest reminder of the dangerous and sometimes fatal nature of domestic abuse.

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Reminder - Don't forget to request your One in Five Women National Balloon Action Pack

Posted on October 28, 2014

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Women’s Aid will continue our annual ‘One in Five Women’ theme in this year’s 16 Days Campaign (25th November to 10th December 2014.)

We hope that by raising awareness of the fact that one in five women in Ireland has been abused by a current or former partner, and by promoting services available, we can reach out to women living with domestic violence in our communities. 

We hope your organisation will join us in this year’s 16 Days Campaign by taking part in the National Balloon Action which shows solidarity with women experiencing domestic violence and with those working to make women and children safe from abuse.

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Welcome to the Women's Aid 16 Days of Action Campaign 2014

Posted on October 14, 2014

Margaret Martin - Margaret Martin, Director of Women's Aid.
Margaret Martin, Director of Women's Aid.

As Director of Women’s Aid, I am excited to launch the International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women blog for 2014. I hope that this blog and our online campaign resources can inspire and encourage those of you thinking about participating in the campaign.

Women's Aid will continue our annual ‘One in Five Women’ theme in this year’s 16 Days Campaign. We hope that by raising awareness of the fact that one in five women in Ireland has been abused by a current or former partner, and by promoting services available, we can reach out to women living with domestic violence in our communities. 

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