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#Domestic Abuse

From TheJournal.ie A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today Mental Health

A new helpline for male victims of domestic abuse has been launched today

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

From TheJournal.ie 'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack Dublin

'I just accepted that this was how it was going to end': Victim of domestic abuse recalls horror attack

‘I just accepted that this was how it was going to end,’ she said after she was told she was going to die.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018 Women's Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours Aoibhneas

Domestic abuse service helped 76 women and 100 children in 24 hours

Every year Aoibhneas has to turn away 400 families seeking refuge.

From TheJournal.ie How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it Too Into You

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'A woman often blames herself ': Dispelling myths around domestic abuse Violence Against Women

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death' Coersive Control

First woman convicted under UK's new domestic violence laws after leaving partner '10 days from death'

Alex Skeel was left “10 days from death” following attacks from his partner Jordan.

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again' Column

Opinion: 'When we ask that question – why doesn’t she leave? - we abuse again'

Domestic violence conjures up images of bruises, broken limbs, the woman who walked into the door. But it rarely starts that way; it starts like so many other relationships – romantic, sweet, promising, writes Dr Carol Baumann.

From TheJournal.ie FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance White House

FBI chief contradicts White House timeline on Trump aide Rob Porter's security clearance

Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations.

From TheJournal.ie White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse Rob Porter

White House staff secretary resigns after two ex-wives allege domestic abuse

The White House has said Rob Porter denied the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor Emma Murphy This post contains videos

Instead of asking 'Why didn't she leave', ask 'Why did he hit her?' - domestic violence survivor

Emma Murphy said the gardaí involved in her case were “amazing” and she “can’t thank them enough”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016 Amen

'Men tolerate abuse': Over 5,000 reports of domestic abuse against men made in 2016

Men’s domestic abuse charity Amen has released it’s annual report.

From TheJournal.ie A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare Saving Lives

A US plan to reduce domestic violence and murder may be rolled out in Clare

“There are women alive today that would otherwise have died as a result of domestic violence.”

From TheJournal.ie TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime Coercive Control

TDs urged to pass new domestic violence bill making psychological abuse a crime

A major study found 31% of Irish women have experienced some form of psychological violence by a partner.

From TheJournal.ie Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children Brigid Maguire

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

“I will never forget seeing my beautiful mother lying on the floor. It will haunt me forever.”

From TheJournal.ie Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee Free Legal Aid

Abusive husband allowed back into home after wife couldn't afford €130 legal aid fee

The woman’s case has been highlighted by Flac today as it calls for this fee to be waived for victims of domestic abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence Vulnerable

Mother and children placed in hotel with 'bloodstained mattresses' after fleeing domestic violence

The woman and her children were left without a stable home for almost two years.

From TheJournal.ie Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders Domestic Violence

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

The Law Society of Ireland said new legislation should cover people in relationships who are not cohabiting as well as those under the age of 18 who may be in abusive relationships.

From TheJournal.ie How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home Crackdown

How a team of Ballymun gardaí are tackling abuse in the home

A new initiative will see this team taking a more active role with victims, liaising with them regularly and directing them to services.

From TheJournal.ie Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders CONSEQUENCES

Call for 'new girlfriend orders' to be used against Irish domestic abuse offenders

One of these orders was used recently for the first time in England and Wales.

From TheJournal.ie Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse Allegations

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse

She filed to divorce her husband of nearly 10 years on 20 March, citing irreconcilable differences.

From TheJournal.ie 'They were just looking for a bit of peace': Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire Clondalkin

'They were just looking for a bit of peace': Tributes paid to woman and children killed in Dublin fire

Neighbours began arriving with flowers, candles and teddies this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas Northern Ireland

Police were called 2,738 times about domestic abuse over Christmas

The PSNI received 95 calls related to domestic abuse on Christmas Day.

From TheJournal.ie Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions One Step Back

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions

Only three politicians voted against the proposals.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan New Plans

Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan

All domestic incidents will “get immediate response by working units”.

From TheJournal.ie Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband Jacqueline Sauvage

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband

The woman in her 60s will walk free from a jail southeast of Paris where she was serving a 10-year sentence for the killing.

From TheJournal.ie Irish short film sheds light on reality for Ireland's abused men and their families The Black

Irish short film sheds light on reality for Ireland's abused men and their families

Each year, over 2,000 vulnerable men contact the Amen domestic abuse service.

From TheJournal.ie 'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes Domestic Abuse

'Daddy bit Mummy's face - I was scared': Report gives voice to kids in abusive homes

A report today highlighted the devastating impact living in an abusive environment can have on every part of a child’s life.

From TheJournal.ie 'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of' Bearing Witness

'Being a domestic violence victim is nothing to be ashamed of'

Many domestic violence victims go through it alone: A woman domesticly abused by her husband gives her perspective

From TheJournal.ie 'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it' Bearing Witness

'Neighbours told me she was being beaten but he had her programmed to deny it'

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

From TheJournal.ie ‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.' Bearing Witness

‘She wanted to do hairdressing. She would get along with anyone.'

The brother of a woman murdered by her ex-boyfriend gives his perspective.

From TheJournal.ie 'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’ Bearing Witness

'I remember thinking, I'm gonna die. And nobody helped.’

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a survivor, and from a partner.

From TheJournal.ie 'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs' Bearing Witness

'The first thing I noticed was that he would be hitting her legs'

Two perspectives on an abusive relationship: from a witness, and from a survivor.

From TheJournal.ie New campaign asks: 'If you witnessed domestic violence, what would you do?' Bystanders

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'The real danger to women is within their own home' Domestic Violence

'The real danger to women is within their own home'

We must acknowledge that some women lives in violent, dangerous domestic situations, writes Sharon O’Halloran.

From TheJournal.ie Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people Freephone

Removing public payphones would 'cause chaos' for Ireland's most vulnerable people

A number of groups have warned the removal of public payphones could significantly impact on people who use them to call freephone numbers.

From TheJournal.ie Canada has begun an investigation into missing and dead native women Aboriginal Women

Canada has begun an investigation into missing and dead native women

Concern over violence against aboriginal women became an issue after dozens of prostitutes went missing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and were later determined to have been victims of a serial killer.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls Abuse

Gardaí get new crime scene kits to collect evidence at domestic violence calls

Eight garda divisions now have cars with the kits in them, with plans to roll out the programme across the country.

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