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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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The Women's Aid Femicide Watch Report 1996-2016

Posted on November 25, 2016

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Today, Women’s Aid launches 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.  

We are launching the report at a seminar today to mark the UN Day Opposing Violence against Women (25th November 2016) and will lead a nationwide moment of remembrance for the 209 women who have died violently over the past 20 years.  We remember too the 16 children who were killed alongside their mothers.

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