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Day 15: Women's Aid Text Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women

Posted on December 09, 2017


For deaf or hard of hearing women experiencing domestic abuse, it can be even more difficult to seek support or to leave an abusive relationship. At Women’s Aid, we are committed to seeking solutions to overcome additional barriers to a deaf woman's escape.

Women’s Aid has developed a series of Irish Sign Language videos on domestic violence and help available.  These are an important step in ensuring that deaf or hard of hearing women have the same access to support as all women in situations of intimate partner violence.  This work was carried out in conjunction with the Irish Deaf Women's Group.

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Conversation with my abuser - Brenda

Posted on December 09, 2015


I'm a woman from a middle class background living in a small town in Ireland.  I work full time just as I have for most of my life.   Abuse of any sort was to me something that happened to others.   I guess I lived a protected life going from my daddy's house in to my first marriage.  The end of the marriage started my road of abuse.  Which I now tell in a conversation to my abuser :

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Message of Support, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.

Posted on December 09, 2015

Emily Logan

I am delighted to join with Women’s Aid in support of the 16 Days of Action opposing violence against women.  In June 2015, the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission raised the issues of reduced funding for domestic violence support and incorrect recording of crimes of domestic violence in our report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. While we have seen some progress in recent years, unfortunately the recession has played its part in undermining some of the achievements made.

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Day 15: Over 130 Irish organisations take part in the 16 Days campaign

Posted on December 09, 2015

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On Wednesday 25th November 2015 Women’s Aid led a nationwide campaign in solidarity with the one in five women in Ireland who experience domestic abuse. The events marked the International Day Opposing Violence against Women and the start of the One in Five Women campaign. Over 130 organisations are taking part in Ireland to stand with abused women and children and in support of the all of the local organisations who work to support those affected by domestic abuse.

At the launch of the campaign, Women’s Aid highlighted the fact that one in every five women living in Ireland today experience abuse by their current or former boyfriends, husbands and partners. Margaret Martin, Director of Women’s Aid said,

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