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Day Four: Tanaiste Joan Burton gives support to the 16 Days campaign

Posted on November 28, 2014

Joan Burton

During the time I spent in Africa, later as Minister with responsibility for Development Co-operation and Overseas Aid and currently as Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection in Ireland I am constantly reminded of the invaluable support that organisations such as Women’s Aid provide to women and their children living in very difficult situations because of violence.  Violence against women is a human rights abuse and a crime that must not be tolerated.  

As Tánaiste and Leader of the Labour Party, I will make every effort in Government to address this violation of human rights.  I wish Women’s Aid a successful campaign again this year.   

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Day Four: Domestic abuse is hidden

Posted on November 28, 2014

Day 4

The Women's Aid National Freephone Helpline (1800 341 900) responds to over 17,000 calls every year. This figure is shocking but we know that this is just the tip of the iceberg. National research conducted by the National Crime Council in 2005 on domestic abuse in Ireland found that only a small percentage of the women surveyed had accessed support from a Helpline or support service. The same research found that 1 in 7 women or approximately 213,000 have suffered severe domestic violence.

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