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17 May 2017
Women’s Aid launched its Impact Report for 2016. The report details 19,115 contacts made to its 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Dublin based one to one support services in 2016, during which 16,946 disclosures of domestic abuse against women were noted. In the same year, the organisation heard 3,823 disclosures of abuse of children. The annual snapshot by Women’s Aid provides an insight into the level and nature of the abuse experienced by women and children. Without it, domestic violence would remain largely hidden in Irish society. At the launch, Women’s Aid highlighted the strong links between child abuse and domestic violence and called for greater recognition of the risk to children, especially during access arrangements with domestic violence perpetrators. The new report also outlined the extra 4,910 calls responded to in 2016 by the National Freephone Helpline in its first year as a 24/7 service. The Report was officially launched by Katherine Zappone, T.D. Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
The Impact Report 2016 has been sent to many groups and organisations around the country. If you would like to request a copy, please email email@example.com.
GPO Witness Gallery, O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.