Posted on December 07, 2017
"I do not think I would have got through the past two years without the support from Women’s Aid and I know I it will get me through the difficult times still ahead.” - Louise
The Women's Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline 1800 341 900 is a service for women experiencing emotional, physical, sexual and financial abuse by a current or former husband, partner or boyfriend. We are also available for family, friends and professionals concerned about women living with domestic violence.
Our Helpline staff and volunteers answer, on average, 44 calls per day.
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Posted on November 25, 2017
Yesterday, Women’s Aid launched a new report ‘Femicide Watch 2017 (Republic of Ireland)’. The report outlines details of eight women who have died violently in the Republic of Ireland this year. Six women were killed in their own homes. This year has also seen 6 murder trials before the courts relating to the murder of women. The 2017 Report builds on the work of the Women’s Aid Femicide Monitoring Project which started in 1996. Since then, using newspaper records, the organisation has charted violent deaths where the victims are female. The Femicide Watch 2017 shows that women are more likely to be killed in their own homes and by someone known to them. In over half of all cases, women were killed by a man that they had a current or previous intimate relationship with. The 2017 report also shows that in cases of manslaughter, intimate partners are more likely to serve 3 years less in prison that other men who kill women.
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Posted on October 12, 2017
In Ireland, over 100 groups and individuals organise local and national events and actions to show solidarity with and support to women and children experiencing domestic violence in our communities. Will you join us this year?
Domestic Violence in Ireland
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