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Day 15: Violence against women is highly under-reported with less than 40% of women seeking help or reporting these crimes

Posted on December 09, 2020

Day 15


UN Women stats that less than 40% of the women who experience violence seek help of any sort. In the majority of countries with available data on this issue, among women who do seek help, most look to family and friends and very few look to formal institutions, such as police and health services. Less than 10 per cent of those seeking help appealed to the police (the Worlds Women, 2020).

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Day 15: Women's Aid Text Service for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Women

Posted on December 09, 2017


For deaf or hard of hearing women experiencing domestic abuse, it can be even more difficult to seek support or to leave an abusive relationship. At Women’s Aid, we are committed to seeking solutions to overcome additional barriers to a deaf woman's escape.

Women’s Aid has developed a series of Irish Sign Language videos on domestic violence and help available.  These are an important step in ensuring that deaf or hard of hearing women have the same access to support as all women in situations of intimate partner violence.  This work was carried out in conjunction with the Irish Deaf Women's Group.

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Day Fifteen: Over 130 Irish organisations support the 16 Days of Action

Posted on December 09, 2014

Day 15

On Tuesday 25th November 2014 Women’s Aid led a nationwide campaign in solidarity with the one in five women in Ireland who experience domestic abuse. The events marked the International Day Opposing Violence against Women and the start of the One in Five Women campaign. Over 130 organisations are taking part in Ireland to stand with abused women and children and in support of the all of the local organisations who work to support those affected by domestic abuse.

At the launch of the campaign, Women’s Aid highlighted the fact that one in every five women living in Ireland today experience abuse by their current or former boyfriends, husbands and partners.  Margaret Martin, Director of Women’s Aid said,

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