International Women's Day 2021

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Take Action against Gender Inequality on International Women's Day 2021 #IWD2021

Domestic violence is a serious problem all over the globe.  

  • 1 in 3 women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence and every day, 137 women worldwide are killed by a partner or member of their own family.
  • In Ireland, 1 in 4 women experience emotional, physical, sexual or financial abuse from a partner or ex. 
  • Violence against women is caused by gender inequality. It also leads to further inequality as it prevents women from participating in society and achieving their full potential.

We all have a part to play in putting a stop to it.  

We must work together to end violence against women. It starts here. It starts with all of us.

What you can do

Take 8 steps for March 8th.

Step 1: Watch this short video to learn more

Step 2: Share the Women's Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline number 1800 341 900 - you never know who might need it. Learn about all of the various supports available. Click here.

Step 3: Donate to Women's Aid to support our work with women affected by domestic abuse in Ireland.  

Step 4: Learn how Women's Aid can support your organisation as you develop internal policies and practice on responding to domestic violence and our training events, contact

Step 5: Follow Women's Aid on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date with campaigns, news and services on the issue of violence against women and gender equality.

Step 6: Request our #IWD2021 Social Media awareness pack.  Email

Step 7: Support the Too Into You Awareness Campaign for young women. Click here to find out more.

Step 8: Visit UN Women to learn more about violence against women and girls and the movement to end it. Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is one of the key Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

Remember: only when we achieve real gender equality will women and girls be free of violence - and only then will they be able to live safe, happy and fulfilled lives.