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

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 10:51 AM

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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.

When: As part of this campaign we invite you to join the National Balloon Action on the 25th November at 11am or at any time during the campaign. 

Why: The National Balloon Action is a very visual, simple and effective way to stand in solidarity with the one in five women experiencing domestic violence in our communities and with the national and local services that support women and children experiencing abuse. 

Who: The national co-ordinated action is growing year on year with over 100 groups taking part in 2013.

What: This year, if you would like to take part Women’s Aid will send you a National Balloon Action Pack, free of charge.  The action pack contains 25 balloons – 20 purple and 5 white to highlight the 1 in 5 women who experience domestic abuse during their lifetime.  The Balloon Action pack will also contain an A3 16 Facts for 16 Days infographic poster.

In addition to the Balloon Action Pack, Women’s Aid has a comprehensive online campaign section and blog to support you in your campaign.  Visit www.womensaid.ie/campaigns

How: So if you would like to request a pack email us at 16days@womensaid.ie or phone 01-678 8858 before 10th November 2014.  All packs will be posted after this date.

Don’t forget to send us your 16 days events plans, including those not linked to the National Balloon action, and we will include them in our calendar of events on this blog.

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