Posted on November 27, 2020
Emotional abuse is a highly effective means of establishing a power imbalance within a relationship. It is often unseen and intangible to those outside the abusive relationship. However, emotional abuse is no less harmful than physical abuse and it can often include threats of physical and sexual violence.
Emotional abuse includes being put down and constantly criticised; being controlled and monitored using technology; threats from the abuser to kill themselves, the victim or their family. Other examples of emotional abuse include property being destroyed; being referred to using derogatory language; being trapped or physically restrained by the abuser. Another common example is the constant presence of the abuser so that the victim never has any privacy or time to themselves.
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Posted on November 27, 2017
On Day 3 of the 16 Days of Action Campaign, Women's Aid highlight the links between femicide and domsetic violence. Our Femicide Watch 2017 shows that a woman in Ireland is more likely to be killed in her own home and by a current or former boyfriend, partner or husband.
The report reveals that since the beginning of 1996, 216 women have died violently in the Republic of Ireland. 16 children were killed alongside their mothers. 137 women (63%) were killed in their own homes.
Of the 171 (79%) cases that have been resolved (through the courts or in cases of murder-suicide) 95 women (56%) were murdered by a current or former male intimate partner.
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Posted on November 27, 2016
On Friday, Women’s Aid launched a new report ‘Behind Closed Doors: Femicide Watch 1996 – 2016’. The Femicide Watch Report is the culmination of 20 years of the Women’s Aid Femicide Monitoring Project. Since 1996, Women’s Aid has, using newspaper records, charted and highlighted violent deaths where the victims are female in the Republic of Ireland.
Our femicide watch records that 209 women have died violently since the beginning of 1996. 16 children were killed alongside their mothers.
We published our Femicide Watch Report after 20 years to pause, and to remember and reflect, on the lives lost to male violence. Each woman murdered is an outrage. An absolute brutal loss of life. There is no greater violation of a woman’s human rights than the right to life itself.
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Posted on November 27, 2015
On Day 3 of the Women's Aid One in Five Women Campaign during the International 16 Days of Action, Tánaiste Joan Burton shares a message of support:
"During the time I spent in Africa, later as Minister with responsibility for Development Co-operation and Overseas Aid and currently as Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in Ireland I am constantly reminded of the invaluable support that organisations such as Women’s Aid provide to women and their children living in very difficult situations because of violence. Violence against women is a human rights abuse and a crime that must not be tolerated.
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Posted on November 27, 2015
209 women murdered since 1996
Female homicide is the extreme end of the violence against women spectrum. To highlight this issue Women's Aid has been collating data on female homicide in Ireland since the beginning of 1996.
Our most recent data shows that 209 women have been died violently in the Republic of Ireland. That is an average of 12 women a year losing their lives in the most tragic and brutal circumstances. Each woman leaves behind devastated family, friends and in many cases, children.
13 children have been murdered alongside their mothers.
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