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  1. Media Release: Women’s Aid Welcomes Supreme Court Marital Rape Sentencing Judgement Sarah Benson Director Women's Aid 3Issued 6 Dec 2019
    Women’s Aid, a national organisation supporting women affected by domestic violence, has today welcomed the Supreme Court judgement in relation to the 2018 decision of the Court of Appeal to reduce by two years the sentence of a man guilty of the rape and assault ...
  2. Media Release: A Legacy of Loss: Women’s Aid Release New Figures on Femicide in IrelandFemicide Watch 2019 Republic of IrelandIssued 22 Nov 2019
    Women’s Aid launches its Femicide Watch 2019 report revealing that women in Ireland are more likely to be killed in their own homes and at the hands of a man they know. 5 women have died violently so far in 2019. 4 women were killed ...
  3. Media Release: Criminal Justice System is Failing Victims of Domestic Violence - according to new Women’s Aid Report.Report CoverIssued 26 Sep 2019
    A new Women’s Aid report highlights women’s engagement with the criminal justice system due to domestic violence which did not leave the majority feeling safer nor give them a sense of justice.  Most of the women interviewed by Women’s Aid said that they wouldn’t, or ...
  4. Media Release: Only 7% of victims of domestic abuse ring a Helpline and Women’s Aid wants to know why.Sarah Benson Director Women's Aid 3Issued 10 Sep 2019
    Women’s Aid is carrying out an online survey for survivors of domestic abuse to help improve the responses to women and to break down barriers to seeking help. The national frontline organisation is asking the public’s help in improving its services and to understand why ...
  5. Media Release: Oireachtas told that Children experiencing domestic violence are being let down by the systemchildrenIssued 8 May 2019
    Women’s Aid presents to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs. Women’s Aid shines a spotlight on children’s experience of domestic violence and calls for improved State services, interventions and protections, especially when granting access to children for domestic violence perpetrators. Women’s Aid heard over ...
  6. Media Release: Proposed Digital Abuse Criminal Offences welcomed by Women's AidWomens_Aid_Logo_AvatarIssued 1 May 2019
    It’s not revenge, it’s not porn, it’s abuse. Digital abuse in intimate relationships is real, it is harmful and it must be treated as a serious crime. 561 disclosures of digital abuse and stalking made to Women’s Aid in 2018, which is only the tip ...
  7. Media Release: Women’s Aid & AIB Unveil the Abusive Teller Machine (ATM) To Highlight the Incidence of Financial Abuse in IrelandImageIssued 29 Apr 2019
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  8. MEDIA RELEASE Over 20,000 Disclosures of Domestic Violence against Women and Children made to Women’s Aid in 2018.Publication cover - Women's Aid Impact Report 2018Issued 10 Apr 2019
    Embargoed 6am, 10th April 2019 Women’s Aid Report 2018 details 19,089 contacts with Women’s Aid Direct Services including the 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Dublin based One to One Support Services.  During these contacts 16,994 disclosures of domestic violence against women were noted.  There were ...
  9. Media Release Irish Government Must ‘Step Up to Commitments’ made under the Istanbul Convention, say Women’s Aid.IWDIssued 8 Mar 2019
    Women’s Aid welcomes Governments ratification of the Istanbul Convention on International Women’s Day 2019 #IWD2019. Ireland joins 33 other countries who have signed and ratified this important measure to combat violence against women. Only effective implementation, including resourcing, will make a very real difference. Making ...
  10. Media Release: Family Killings Research Announced by Minister of Justice Welcomed by Women's Aid.Womens Aid Femicide Watch Report 2018-8Issued 28 Feb 2019
    Thursday 28th February 2019: Women's Aid, the national organisation providing support and information to women experiencing domestic violence and dating abuse, this evening welcomed the Minister of Justice’s commitment to establish independent research into family homicides.  Margaret Martin, Director of Women’s Aid said: “Women’s Aid welcomes ...
  11. Media Release New Guide on Safety Orders for Young Women Experiencing Dating Abuse launched by Women’s Aid.New Guide on Safety Orders for Young Women Experiencing Dating Abuse launched by Women’s Aid-6Issued 13 Feb 2019
    Embargoed: 00.01, 14th February 2019 New laws brought in at the start of the year mean that women experiencing abuse in dating relationships can apply for Safety and Protection orders. Women’s Aid launches a new guide to Safety Orders in Dating Relationships as part of ...
  12. Media Release: New Domestic Violence Laws from 1st January 2019 must be fully resourced to be effective, says Women’s Aid.Women's Aid Media PicIssued 31 Dec 2018
    Women’s Aid welcomes the commencement of the provisions of the Domestic Violence Act 2018 from 1st January 2019. The Act includes important measures such as the extension for eligibility for safety orders to young women who experience abuse in dating relationships; recognition of an intimate ...
  13. Media Release: Women's Aid 24hr Helpline expects spike in calls after Christmas Day from women experiencing domestic abuseWomens_Aid_Logo_AvatarIssued 18 Dec 2018
    Christmas offers no respite for women affected by domestic violence who are spending the festive season walking on eggshells. Christmas is a time of hurt, fear, intimidation, intentional cruelty for women with sudden flashes of violence directed at them and their children. Ex-partners using Christmas ...
  14. Disruption to National Freephone Helpline - Wednesday 12th December 2018Womens_Aid_Logo_AvatarIssued 12 Dec 2018
    We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our national helpline phone lines which is leading to significant interference with phone line quality.  Please bear with us while we fix this issue.  We hope that normal service will be up and running by Thursday 13th December ...
  15. Media Release: Women’s Aid Launch its #BelieveSurvivors Purple Ribbon 16 Days of Action Campaign for 2018Believe SurvivorsIssued 25 Nov 2018
    One in five women experience some form of domestic violence in Ireland. Global 16 Days campaign starts on UN Day Opposing Violence against Women (25th November 2018) Women’s Aid purple ribbon awareness campaign encourages people to #BelieveSurvivors of domestic violence. The campaign challenges pervasive myths ...
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