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UN Day Opposing Violence against Women Seminar on Femicide in Ireland

23 November 2018

Womens Aid Femicide Watch Report 2018-4
Susanna Cawley and Chris Cawley, brother and sister of Celine Cawley (killed in 2008) join Margaret Martin and Norah Casey at the launch of the Women's Aid Femicide Watch 2018.

Women's Aid UN Day Opposing Violence against Women Seminar and Launch of the Women's Aid Femicide Watch 2018 (Republic of Ireland).

BREAKING THE PATTERN OF MALE VIOLENCE

A range national and international experts addressed the link between domestic abuse and femicide, what we can learn from fatal domestic abuse to increase better risk identification and management, the impact of femicide on families, and the role of the State and its agencies in protecting women and children from harm.

Seminar speakers included:

  • Chris Cawley & Susanna Cawley, family of Celine Cawley.
  • Drew Harris, Commissioner, An Garda Síochána.
  • Dr Jane Monckton Smith, Forensic criminologist & domestic homicide expert.
  • Jessica Bowes, domestic violence survivor advocate.
  • Margaret Martin, Director, Women's Aid.
  • Regina Doherty, T.D., Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection.

This event was chaired by Norah Casey, broadcaster and publishing entreprenteur.

Date: Friday 23rd November 2018

Key Documents

Download Speakers' Inputs

Some Media Coverage

This event marks the start of the 16 Days of Action Campaign 2018 (25th November to 10th December 2018). For more on this campaign visit www.womensaid.ie/16days.

Venue

Pillar Room, The Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1