President Michael D Higgins has issued a message of support for the 16 Days of Action as Women's Aid and over 130 organisations highlight violence against women in Ireland.
His message reads:
"I would like to send my best wishes to Women's Aid as they participate in the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women. This is an important initiative which expresses solidarity with the many women, both at home and abroad, who are subjected to aggression and cruelty. I thank and commend you for demonstrating Ireland's support for female victims of violence by partaking in this action. I wish you continued success with your important work."
Women's Aid welcomes President Higgin's support for this nationwide action.