New #TooIntoYou Guide on Safety Orders for Young Women Experiencing Dating Abuse launched by Women’s Aid
This Valentine's Day 2019, Women's Aid launches its #TooIntoYou National Public Information and Awareness Campaign on dating abuse.
The three week long poster and social media advertising campaign runs from 14th February to 8th March (International Women's Day).
New laws brought at the start of the year under the Domestic Violence Act 2018 mean that women experiencing abuse in dating relationships can now apply for Safety and Protection orders.
However, we believe that many young women are still unaware of the change or how to go about getting the protection they need.
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Each character reflects the insidious and harmful ways that young women experience dating abuse from their boyfriends or exes. The campaign also helps young women to spot the 10 key danger signs of dating abuse and provides information to combat online stalking and digital abuse and shares young women's stories. The #TooIntoYou campaign is supported by RTE presenter Bláthnaid Treacy.
The campaign highlights the hidden reality of many young women's relationships and calls attention to the darker side of relationships. We are clearly asking – what part of love is abuse?
Ambassador for the campaign, Bláthnaid Treacy, RTÉ TV and radio presenter encourages every young woman to give the quiz a go.
“The dating landscape has changed a lot, even in just the last few years and Women’s Aid has adapted too with the #TooIntoYou campaign. I am honoured to be an ambassador for this campaign as it is specifically aimed at young women. We want to let young women know exactly what dating abuse is and to be able to recognise the signs, so they know whether or not they are getting into a healthy or unhealthy relationship. We are encouraging all women to listen to their intuition, because if it feels wrong, then it probably is wrong. The website TooIntoYou.ie has loads of helpful tips including a relationship health check quiz, which is really enlightening and I think every young woman should take it, whether they're seeing someone or not. With this campaign, we want to start the conversation and for us all to open our eyes and ears to dating and domestic abuse. We want young women to know that we have your back, so if you need a chat, Women’s Aid is just a free phone call away.” - Bláthnaid Treacy
If you would like to receive copies of the awareness posters and postcards to display locally, please contact Women's Aid on 01 678 8858 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send it to you free of charge, while stocks last.