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Day 1: Remembering Women and Children who have died violently in Ireland

Posted on November 25, 2017

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Yesterday, Women’s Aid launched a new report ‘Femicide Watch 2017 (Republic of Ireland)’.  The report outlines details of eight women who have died violently in the Republic of Ireland this year.  Six women were killed in their own homes.  This year has also seen 6 murder trials before the courts relating to the murder of women.  The 2017 Report builds on the work of the Women’s Aid Femicide Monitoring Project which started in 1996.  Since then, using newspaper records, the organisation has charted violent deaths where the victims are female.  The Femicide Watch 2017 shows that women are more likely to be killed in their own homes and by someone known to them.  In over half of all cases, women were killed by a man that they had a current or previous intimate relationship with.  The 2017 report also shows that in cases of manslaughter, intimate partners are more likely to serve 3 years less in prison that other men who kill women.   

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Day 1: One in Five Women are affected by domestic violence

Posted on November 25, 2016

One in Five Women

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. Every day, 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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Message of Support, Noírín O'Sullivan, Commissioner, An Garda Síochána

Posted on November 25, 2015

Noirin O'Sullivan

I’m delighted to provide a message of support for this year’s ’16 Days of Action’ campaign.  The campaign draws attention to some of the most pressing current challenges in preventing and responding to domestic violence against women.  Domestic violence as a descriptor can often seem a woefully inadequate term. We are not just talking about isolated incidents of physical violence.

 We need to remember that it also encompasses ongoing cases of psychological intimidation, and the shattering of confidence and emotional strength.

It destroys people’s lives.

It destroys people’s well-being.

The campaign is needed in order to fight back against a trauma that is often suffered in isolation, and is an all too intensely personal one.

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Day 1: One in Five Women Experience Domestic Violence in Ireland

Posted on November 25, 2015

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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.
Women’s Aid hope that by raising awareness of the One in Five Women who have been abused and by promoting the services which are available both nationally and locally, we can break the silence on domestic abuse across communities in Ireland, and reach out to the women affected.

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