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#Women's Aid

# womens-aid - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'

Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill has said there is still a lot of stigma when it comes to speaking publicly about domestic and sexual abuse.

'I feel like the only way out is to die': Over 20,000 disclosures of abuse made to Women's Aid in 2019

Women reported being beaten, strangled, burned and raped, and there was a spike in calls during the Covid-19 pandemic.

# womens-aid - Friday 29 May, 2020

Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown

There was also a spike in the number of visits to the charity’s website.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic Covid-19 This post contains videos

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic

The adverts depict the reality for victims of domestic abuse when their home is no longer a safe place.

# womens-aid - Friday 10 April, 2020

TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Gardaí have stressed that support for victims of domestic abuse victims will not stop because of the pandemic.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis

Women’s Aid has reported a ‘heightened state of alert’ due to the current health emergency.

# womens-aid - Thursday 19 March, 2020

'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis

The Women’s Aid 24-hour national freephone helpline is available on 1800 341 900.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court

Coercive control occurs when a current or ex-partner knowingly and persistently engaged in behaviour that is controlling or intimidating.

# womens-aid - Friday 22 November, 2019

'These figures should shame Irish society' 100 women have died at hands of partners or ex-partners since 1996

There has been more than 200 cases of femicide in Ireland since records began 23 years ago.

# womens-aid - Thursday 26 September, 2019

'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence

The vast majority of victims are women and over half are abused in their own home.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018

The charity is calling for greater protections within the law system for children in particular.

# womens-aid - Thursday 14 February, 2019

How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it

Most women who experience severe abuse in intimate relationships first do so when they are under 25.

# womens-aid - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse

The UN’s international day for the elimination of violence against women starts today.

# womens-aid - Saturday 24 November, 2018

Domestic abuse against men: 'He'd been kicked in the balls: he was black and blue to his knees'

There’s some confusion around where LGBT people in domestic abuse situations can turn to for help – here’s some clarification.

# womens-aid - Friday 23 November, 2018

'It's not love, it's entitlement': 90% of women murdered in Ireland killed by someone they know

Murder is never a ‘crime of passion’, domestic homicide expert Dr Jane Monckton Smith explains.

# womens-aid - Friday 31 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge Women's Aid call for 'understanding and empathy' following incident on Celebrity Big Brother CBB

Women's Aid call for 'understanding and empathy' following incident on Celebrity Big Brother

The incident involved Roxanne Pallett and Ryan Thomas.

# womens-aid - Thursday 21 June, 2018

From The Daily Edge Domestic abuse charity release a statement following Adam's reaction to Rosie's upset on Love Island Love Island

# womens-aid - Thursday 3 May, 2018

'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

# womens-aid - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'A game of snakes and ladders': 28% of calls to Women's Aid were about abuse by ex-partners

A Women’s Aid report analysed the figures on the number of women who reported abuse last year.

# womens-aid - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Change to PRSI arrangements could leave women in danger of abusive partners

Up to last year, if a patient qualified under their spouse or partner’s benefit, they simply had to sign a form at the clinic.

# womens-aid - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Dangerous time for domestic violence: 'I spent Christmas Eve having reconstructive surgery on my face'

Women’s Aid says many women and children will be living in fear and walking on eggshells over the festive period.

# womens-aid - Friday 24 November, 2017

Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners

Women’s Aid is calling for tougher punishments for abusers.

# womens-aid - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety'

Child protection and safety should be prioritised in all custody and access proceedings, writes Margaret Martin.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

Around 57 people are ringing Ireland's main domestic violence helpline every day

Almost 4,000 calls were made to the charity reporting child abuse.

# womens-aid - Saturday 3 December, 2016

'Her strength will live on': Mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe start Women's Aid fundraising page

Clodagh died with her children Liam, 14, Niall 11, and six-year-old Ryan, on 29 August by murder-suicide in their Cavan home.

# womens-aid - Friday 25 November, 2016

Femicide has claimed the lives of over 200 women since 1996, says report

Sixteen children have also died violent deaths in the twenty-year period.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?'

Around 300,000 men and women in Ireland have been victims of severe abuse by a partner – 70% of people say it’s a common problem in Ireland.

# womens-aid - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Blocking, unfriending and privacy - new guide launched to help women protect themselves on Facebook

The guide was launched by Women’s Aid and Facebook.

# womens-aid - Monday 5 September, 2016

'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day

The service is now 24/7, due to increased demand.

# womens-aid - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help

With recent high profile domestic violence cases, Margaret Martin of Women’s Aid reflects on society’s tendency to judge, shame and distrust victims.

# womens-aid - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Why isn't 'revenge porn' illegal in Ireland?

Recent cases have highlighted the gaps in the law around cyber harassment.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed

Women’s Aid received 22,341 reports of domestic abuse against women and children in 2015.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together'

At the beginning he was nice, making sure I got home safely and on time for curfew, but things changed, writes an anonymous contributor.

# womens-aid - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere'

Women’s Aid will field calls 24 hours a day from 2016 onwards.

# womens-aid - Friday 24 July, 2015

Getting a barring order against a violent partner is about to get easier

An emergency order can last for eight days and a barring order for up to three years.

# womens-aid - Thursday 18 June, 2015

"Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked."

There were 16,464 disclosures of domestic abuse in Ireland last year – over 45 a day.

# womens-aid - Thursday 20 November, 2014

There's a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here's what it's about... Shoes This post contains images

There's a pretty moving display outside Leinster House today. Here's what it's about...

Campaigners from Women’s Aid have put dozens of shoes on display outside the Dáil today.

78 women murdered in Ireland by their partners since 1996

Women’s Aid is holding a minute’s silence for the women, and children, today.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help

Often when we talk of services for women affected by domestic violence, we talk in terms of able-bodied, English speaking women – but that’s not the full picture.

# womens-aid - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Sign language videos target deaf women at risk of domestic violence

Women’s Aid said it can be more difficult for deaf women to seek support.

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