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  1. Media Release: Home Not Always the Safest Place during the Covid-19 Crisis, Women’s AidSarah Benson Director Women's Aid with BannerIssued 18 Mar 2020
    Women’s Aid is deeply concerned about the impact of the Covid-19 emergency on the safety of women and children affected by domestic abuse. ‘Perfect storm’ of circumstances is increasing the danger facing women being abused by their partners. Women self-isolating and working from home more ...
  2. MEDIA RELEASE New Online Dating Abuse Support Service launched as part of Women's Aid Valentine's Day Campaign. Womens Aid The Law is on Your Side-9Issued 13 Feb 2020
    Dating abuse, stalking and the 'darker side' of relationships highlighted by the Women's Aid #TooIntoYou National Campaign this Valentine's Day. Women’s Aid offers a new guide to legal protection and a new Instant Message Support Service for victims of dating abuse.  Many young women are feeling ...
  3. Media Release: Domestic Violence Should Not Be a ‘Marginal Issue’ During General Election 2020 - Women's Aid Election 2Issued 24 Jan 2020
    Embargo: 6am, Friday 24th January 2020 Women’s Aid says that domestic violence is affecting hundreds of thousands of women and families across the country yet is not a headline issue in the General Election. Women’s Aid calls on all political parties and candidates to treat ...
  4. Media Release: Christmas is a time of hurt, fear, intimidation and intentional cruelty for women affected by domestic abuse, says Women’s Aid.20191203_021236Issued 23 Dec 2019
    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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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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  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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 ...
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