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Day Two: President Michael D Higgins supports the 16 Days of Action campaign

Posted on November 26, 2014

Group 1 - President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina welcome staff, board members and volunteers from Women's Aid to mark our 40th anniversary earlier this year.
President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina welcome staff, board members and volunteers from Women's Aid to mark our 40th anniversary earlier this year.

President Michael D Higgins has issued a message of support for the 16 Days of Action as Women's Aid and over 130 organisations highlight violence against women in Ireland.  

His message reads:

"I would like to send my best wishes to Women's Aid as they participate in the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women.  This is an important initiative which expresses solidarity with the many women, both at home and abroad, who are subjected to aggression and cruelty. I thank and commend you for demonstrating Ireland's support for female victims of violence by partaking in this action.  I wish you continued success with your important work."

Women's Aid welcomes President Higgin's support for this nationwide action.

Permanent link | Categories: Day TwoMessage of Support26th November 2014

Day Two: 204 women have been murdered in Ireland since 1996.

Posted on November 26, 2014

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204 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.

To date, 204 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.

Our statistics relating to resolved cases, show that women are more likely to be killed in their own homes than any other location (62%), that they most likely know their killer (89%) and that in 99% of cases the perpetrator was male.

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Permanent link | Comments | Categories: 16 Facts for 16 DaysWomen's AidDay Two26th November 2014