Posts in the "3Rd%20December" category

Day 9: 1 in 2 women in the EU has been sexually harassed

Posted on December 03, 2020

Day 9

An 2014 EU–wide survey from the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) found that, depending on the number of different forms of sexual harassment that were asked about in the survey, an estimated 83 million to 102 million women (45% to 55% of women) in the EU have experienced sexual harassment since the age of 15. 42,000 women across the then 28 member states of the EU took part in the survey.

Definitions for sexual harassment vary but in Ireland 14A (7) of the Employment Equality Act define sexual harassment as:  

‘any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating as person’s dignity and creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading humiliating or offensive environment for the person’

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"At first I started running to change myself for him, but I ended up enjoying it for myself"- Denise

Posted on December 03, 2017

Denise

"We met when we were 17 and ended up doing the same course in college. He was verbally abusive towards me, in person and in texts. One day, in class, I had to stand up and give a presentation and was using my phone as a timer.

As I was giving the presentation I kept receiving text after text from him telling me I was stupid, and what I was saying didn't make sense, that I wasn't smart enough to be doing the course and that everyone in the class thought the same.

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Day 9: 60% of abuse starts before the age of 25.

Posted on December 03, 2017

Day 9 Dating Abuse

You don't have to be in a 'domestic' relationship to experience abuse.  Dating abuse affects young women in Ireland.  In a national survey on domestic violence in Ireland almost 60% of people who were severely abused said that the abuse started when they were under 25 years old.  ,

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Day 9: Domestic Abuse During Pregnancy

Posted on December 03, 2016

No one ever deserves to be beaten, threatened, raped and insulted. However, nowhere is domestic violence more stark or disturbing than during pregnancy. Women's Aid is deeply concerned about the prevalence of abuse of women during pregnancy and the post natal period.

Pregnancy does not offer protection to domestic violence. In fact, international research has found that 30% of women who experience domestic violence are physically assaulted for the first time during pregnancy (Child Protection and Welfare Handbook, HSE, 2011).

The Rotunda Hospital conducted research which found that 1 in 8 women surveyed were being abused during their current pregnancy (O'Donnell et all, 2000).

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Remembering Stolen Lives - Ciara

Posted on December 03, 2014

Remembering Stolen Lives Womens Aid-11

Ciara Ní Chathmhaoil was 22 when she was murdered in November 2007.  The young woman was found with multiple stab wounds in the bathroom of her home.  Her 4 year old son was in the house at the time.  Ciara was originally from Belfast but had been living in Carlow for the previous 8 months.  She was taking part in a ‘moving on’ programme from young lone mothers in the local community centre.  She was described by local people as a devoted mother and a fantastic person. 

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Message of Support: Sam Coulter Smith, Master, Rotunda Hospital

Posted on December 03, 2014

sam coulter smith

"I am delighted to support Women's Aid International 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women. Violence against women is to be deplored in all its forms and any campaign which highlights the issue of violence against women should be supported. Unfortunately violence against women is something that can and does occur in pregnancy and it is up to all of us who work in the health care services to do our best to encourage women to come forward and seek help when this occurs."

Today, day nine of the 16 Days campaign, Women's Aid is focussing on the issue of pregnancy and domestic abuse.  Click here for more information.

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Day Nine: 1 in 8 women abused during pregnancy

Posted on December 03, 2014

Day 9

No one ever deserves to be beaten, threatened, raped and insulted. However, nowhere is domestic violence more stark or disturbing than during pregnancy. Women's Aid is deeply concerned about the prevalence of abuse of women during pregnancy and the post natal period.

Pregnancy does not offer protection to domestic violence. In fact, international research has found that 30% of women who experience domestic violence are physically assaulted for the first time during pregnancy (Child Protection and Welfare Handbook, HSE, 2011).

The Rotunda Hospital conducted research which found that 1 in 8 women surveyed were being abused during their current pregnancy (O'Donnell et all, 2000).

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