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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Media Release: Women's Aid Calls for Review of Domestic Killings.Publication cover - Women's Aid Femicide Watch 2018 (Republic of Ireland) - Embargoed 23.11.18Issued 23 Nov 2018
    Women’s Aid launches is Femicide Watch 2018 report revealing that almost 9 in 10 women murdered in Ireland are killed by a man known to them. Over half of women were murdered by their current or former boyfriend, partner or husband (resolved cases) and 61% ...
  7. Media Release: Courts still turning away young women experiencing dating abuse leaving them at risk says Women’s Aid.2in2U-2Issued 19 Oct 2018
    New Domestic Violence Act provision extending eligibility to young women in dating relationships has still not commenced. Women’s Aid says it is continuing to support young women on its 24hr National Freephone Helpline and One to One Services who are being left unprotected and at ...
  8. Media Release: “With the right help we can all get to the finish line." – Survivor of abuse calls for support for Women's Aid.Jessica Bowes, Bláthnaid Treacy and Gillian Dennehy launch the Women's Aid Purple Run 5K (3)Issued 13 Sep 2018
        Domestic violence survivor Jessica Bowes joins Bláthnaid Treacy for this year’s Women’s Aid Purple Run 5K www.womensaid.ie/purplerun  Jessica Bowes, whose ex-partner was recently released from prison for a vicious assault against her, is urging people to help raise funds for the charity’s 24hr ...
  9. Media Release: “Women Must Feel Change Quickly” - Women’s Aid Welcomes New Domestic Violence LawsWomens_Aid_Logo_AvatarIssued 2 May 2018
    Women’s Aid welcomes the completion of the final stages in Seanad Éireann of the Domestic Violence Bill today including important measures such as the extension for eligibility for safety orders to young women who experience abuse in dating relationships; recognition of an intimate relationship as ...
  10. Media Release: 19,385 disclosures of abuse against women and children made to Women’s Aid in 2017.Publication cover - Women's Aid Impact Report 2017Issued 17 Apr 2018
    Women’s Aid Report 2017 details 21,451 contacts with Women’s Aid Direct Services including the 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Dublin based One to One Support Services.  During these contacts 15,833 disclosures of domestic violence against women were noted.  There were an additional 3,552 disclosures of ...
  11. Media Release: Women’s Aid supports Together for Yes and the Proposal for safe and legal abortion up to 12 weeks.Margaret MartinIssued 5 Apr 2018
    Women’s Aid calls for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum and supports the Together for Yes Policy on the General Scheme of a Bill to Regulate Termination of Pregnancy. Domestic and sexual violence has consequences for women’s reproductive health. Current barriers to safe and ...
  12. Media Release: Women’s Aid Statement on the Review of Homicides and Issues Raised by Lois West and Laura Galligan at the Joint Oireachtas Committee On Justice and EqualityWA avatar no textIssued 7 Mar 2018
    Today, Women’s Aid, the national organisation supporting women and their children experiencing domestic violence, responds to the appearance of Lois West and Laura Gilligan from the An Garda Síochana Analysis Unit in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality. Margaret Martin, Director ...
  13. Media Release: Legal System is failing victims of marital rape - Women’s Aid.Margaret MartinIssued 28 Feb 2018
    Women’s Aid is concerned the reduced sentence for marital rape case this week. Only four cases of marital rape have been successfully prosecuted since becoming outlawed in 1990. 323 reports of rape by intimate partners made to Women’s Aid services last year. Intimate relationship between ...
  14. Media Release: The Darker Side of Love Highlighted this Valentine’s Day: Women’s Aid launch the #TooIntoYou National Public Awareness Campaign.4007-188Issued 14 Feb 2018
    What do ‘Controlling Conor’, ‘Triple Text Tom’ and ‘Send Nudes Niall’ have in common? They are all characters in the Women’s Aid #TooIntoYou national public awareness poster and online campaign this Valentine’s Day. 60% of abuse in relationships in Ireland starts before the age of ...
  15. Media Release: Women's Aid welcomes end of Legal Aid Payment for Domestic Abuse Cases.Margaret MartinIssued 28 Dec 2017
    Women’s Aid, the national frontline organisation supporting women affected by domestic violence, today welcomes measures announced by the Minister for Justice that sees the abolition of the legal aid fee for victims of domestic violence as well as increased funding to frontline services supporting victims ...
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