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Remembering Stolen Lives - Amanda

Posted on December 05, 2014

Remembering Stolen Lives Womens Aid-13

Amanda Jenkins was 27 when she was murdered in October 2007.  She was found dead at her home in the St James’ Street area of Dublin on Sunday 7th October.  She had been strangled.  Amanda was originally from Co. Meath but had been living in the area with a local man for over a year.  She worked locally in the fruit and vegetable shop and was said to be a popular member of staff. 

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Take action online: watch and share Lisa's story

Posted on December 05, 2014

Women's Aid OneinFiveWomen campaign video

One in Five women in Ireland experiences domestic abuse.  It can happen to any woman, in any home and at any stage of her life. 

As part of our annual ‘One in Five Women’ National Balloon Action during the International 16 Days of Action Women’s Aid has produced a video to give a snapshot of what this looks like, in one incident of emotional abuse for one woman. The video tells the story of Lisa who is suffering abuse from her partner, yet it has a positive message.  And you can be part of it.   

This video is a way you can support and show solidarity online with women experiencing domestic abuse. 

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Day Eleven: Abuse increases health risks

Posted on December 05, 2014

Day 11

Women who have experienced domestic violence are at an increased risk of depression and suicide attempts; physical injuries; psychosomatic disorders; unwanted pregnancies; HIV and other STD's; being killed by a partner. (World Health Organisation, World Report on Violence and Health, 2002)

The effects of violence on a woman's health are severe. In addition to the immediate injuries from physical assault, women may suffer from chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, psychosomatic symptoms, and eating problems.

Emotional abuse can also have devastating health impacts. Domestic violence is associated with mental health problems such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression. Some studies indicate that women experiencing abuse are at heightened risk for suicide.

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