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Launch of the Women's Aid Femicide Watch 2017

24 November 2017


Women’s Aid International Day Opposing Violence against Women Seminar 2017

Over 100 people attended the official launch of the Women’s Aid Femicide Watch (Republic of Ireland) 2017 and heard from speakers address the issues relating to the prosecution of domestic violence and domestic homicide cases, the links between domestic violence and intimate partner homicide, risk assessment and best practice for domestic homicide reviews in other jurisdictions.

This event and newreport built upon our ground breaking ‘Behind Closed Doors’ report published in November last year.

  • Read the Media Release here.
  • Download the Seminar Schedule here.
  • Download the Femicide Watch 2017 here. 

Speakers Presentations:

The event was chaired by Alison O’Connor (Journalist, Broadcaster and Author).

This seminar concluded with the Nationwide Moment of Remembrance for Women Murdered in Ireland.

Media Coverage

Call for system to review homicide involving domestic violence, RTE News, 24th November 2017.

Men likely to serve less time in prison for killing women they were intimately involved with, research finds, Irish Independent.ie, 24th November 2017.

Men who kill partners get less time than those who kill strangers, The Irish Times, Saturday 25th November 2017.

Men get shorter sentences for killing partners, The Irish Examiner, Saturday 25th November 2017.




Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Offices, Dublin 8.

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