The Women's Aid Annual Impact Report details the 29,717 contacts made with Women’s Aid frontline services including the 24hr National Freephone Helpline and its Dublin-based Face-to-Face support services last year.
During these contacts, 24,893 disclosures of domestic abuse against women including coercive control were made. Support workers also heard 5,948 disclosures of abuse against children (30,841 disclosures in total).
The report provides an insight into the levels and forms of abuse experienced by women and children in homes and relationships across Ireland and reflects on the work by Women’s Aid in 2020 to bring about legal, social and systems change to create a better society for the 1 in 4 women in Ireland subjected to abuse.
Download the Women's Aid Annual Impact Report 2020 (click here).
The report was launch by Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton on 22nd June 2021 and featured contributions from Sarah Benson, CEO of Women's Aid, Dr Adrienne Barnett from Brunel University London, Mary-Louise Lynch, founder of SiSi and Dr Niall Muldoon, Ombudsman for Children.
The event was chaired by Ailbhe Smyth, activist, academic and chairperson of Women's Aid.
Previous Annual Reports are available to download here.
If you, or anyone you know, is affected by the issues raised in this report, please contact the Women's Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900, 7 days a week.