Our Impact

Every year Women’s Aid pulls together what we’ve learned through our activities to provide an insight into the levels and forms of abuse experienced by women and children in homes and relationships across Ireland, and to reflect on the work by Women’s Aid to bring about legal, social and systems change to create a better society for the 1 in 4 women in Ireland subjected to abuse.

More women than ever before are reaching out to Women’s Aid for help and 2022 was our busiest year in our almost 50 year history.

The Women’s Aid Annual Impact Report 2022 outlines 31,229 contacts with its National Freephone Helpline and Regional Face-to-Face services, a 16% increase on last year and the highest ever recorded.  During these contacts 33,990 disclosures of domestic abuse were made, including 5,412 reports of abuse of children.

It also provides an in-depth overview of all of the work of the organisation to prevent and address the impacts of domestic abuse and create an equal Ireland with a zero tolerance of all forms of violence against women.

Download the Women’s Aid Annual Impact Report 2022