Posted on December 10, 2020
On the final day of the 2020 16 Facts for 16 Days campaign, we highlight the link between femicide and domestic violence. 3 women have died violently in 2020.Through our Femicide Watch project, we know that a woman in Ireland is more likely to be killed in her own home and by a current or former partner or spouse than anyone else as almost 9 in 10 (87%) of women knew their killer.
The report reveals that since the beginning of 1996, when Women’s Aid began the Femicide Watch project, 236 women have died violently in the Republic of Ireland. 18 children were killed alongside their mothers. 147 women (62%) were killed in their own homes.
Permanent link | Categories: 16 Facts for 16 Days • Day 16 • 10th December • 2020
Posted on December 10, 2017
The international campaign 16 days Opposing violence against Women is a critical opportunity for a broad and varied range of activists throughout our communities to raise awareness on this serious and often hidden issue of violence against women. Groups from all over Ireland and from countries all over the world stand united during this campaign period running from the 25th of November to the 10th of December every year, to highlight violence against women and to send a strong message out to our communities that this is not acceptable, that women and children have a right to live lives free from violence and abuse and fear within their own homes and families. That is the vision that we share.
Permanent link | Categories: Day 16 • 10th December 2017 • 16 Facts for 16 Days
Posted on December 10, 2016
One of the most powerful ways to communicate the reality of domestic violence is through the words of a woman survivor of violence. Women’s stories of overcoming domestic abuse are extremely powerful. Personal testimonies can empower women to speak about the domestic violence that they have experienced in the past, empower women currently experiencing domestic violence to break their silence and seek support and advocate for better services, awareness and understanding of domestic violence.
Last year, Women’s Aid started our ground breaking ‘Testimonies’ Project to amplify women’s voices in order to build better awareness and understanding of the complexities of domestic violence. As part of this project, Women’s Aid launched a new ‘Women’s Voices’ video during the summer.
Permanent link | Categories: Day 16 • 10th December 2016 • Women's Voices • 16 Facts for 16 Days
Posted on December 10, 2014
One in Five women in Ireland experiences domestic abuse. It can happen to any woman, in any home and at any stage of her life.
As part of our annual ‘One in Five Women’ National Balloon Action during the International 16 Days of Action Women’s Aid has produced a video to give a snapshot of what this looks like, in one incident of emotional abuse for one woman. The video tells the story of Lisa who is suffering abuse from her partner, yet it has a positive message. And you can be part of it.
This video is a way you can support and show solidarity online with women experiencing domestic abuse.
Permanent link | Categories: Day Sixteen • 16 Facts for 16 Days • 10th December 2014
Posted on December 10, 2014
Today is Day 16 of the 16 Days of Action and UN Human Rights Day. There is no greater violation of a woman’s human rights than the right to life itself.
Permanent link | Comments | Categories: Remembering Stolen Lives • 10th December 2014