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Young women more at risk of intimate relationship abuse during pandemic, charity says
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Young women more at risk of intimate relationship abuse during pandemic, charity says

Feb 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,036 Views 0 Comments

Women’s Aid has today launched a new campaign to support young women experiencing abuse during the pandemic.

'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year
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'The tip of the iceberg': Over 5,200 extra calls to Women's Aid helpline this year

Dec 21st 2020, 11:05 AM 10,212 Views 4 Comments

Sarah Benson, CEO of Women’s Aid, said she is “very concerned” about the impact of another lockdown in January.

'Alarming levels': 20% of young women report intimate relationship abuse
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'Alarming levels': 20% of young women report intimate relationship abuse

Nov 25th 2020, 8:23 AM 32,999 Views 27 Comments

Research also found that 1 in 2 young women abused by a partner experiences abuse online.

Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5
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Women's Aid says it's preparing for surge in contacts from women experiencing abuse during Level 5

Oct 22nd 2020, 7:19 AM 8,800 Views 17 Comments

The charity said that the number of calls it responded to rose significantly during the first lockdown.

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

Aug 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 36,981 Views 39 Comments

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

Aug 20th 2020, 6:00 AM 24,534 Views 17 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 24,740 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Apr 15th 2020, 7:33 AM 16,549 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2020, 12:25 PM 19,653 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Apr 1st 2020, 8:51 AM 31,824 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 8:32 AM 68,606 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Feb 12th 2020, 8:27 AM 31,338 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Nov 22nd 2019, 6:10 AM 23,580 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 8:15 AM 16,512 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,652 Views 32 Comments

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

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

Feb 14th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,038 Views 60 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,489 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2018, 9:00 AM 46,157 Views 87 Comments

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

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 9:07 AM 23,067 Views 126 Comments

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

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

Aug 31st 2018, 4:07 PM 40,597 Views 5 Comments

The incident involved Roxanne Pallett and Ryan Thomas.

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

Jun 21st 2018, 7:37 AM 26,228 Views 12 Comments

‘There are clear warning signs.’

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

May 3rd 2018, 8:31 AM 30,470 Views 48 Comments

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

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

Apr 17th 2018, 6:01 AM 21,828 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mar 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 33,691 Views 20 Comments

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.

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

Dec 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 17,272 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Nov 24th 2017, 6:00 AM 54,502 Views 101 Comments

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

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

May 23rd 2017, 6:20 AM 8,279 Views 129 Comments

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

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

May 17th 2017, 8:17 AM 9,304 Views 89 Comments

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

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 2:59 PM 22,738 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Nov 25th 2016, 7:22 AM 16,435 Views 157 Comments

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

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

Nov 16th 2016, 3:19 PM 17,934 Views 33 Comments

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.

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

Oct 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 9,748 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Sep 5th 2016, 9:52 AM 8,103 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Aug 27th 2016, 7:00 PM 3,426 Views 108 Comments

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

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:20 AM 16,716 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Jun 15th 2016, 12:52 PM 12,647 Views 77 Comments

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

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

Feb 10th 2016, 9:45 PM 7,968 Views 120 Comments

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

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

Oct 6th 2015, 2:01 PM 26,132 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Jul 24th 2015, 10:27 PM 14,058 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jun 18th 2015, 9:14 AM 20,154 Views 98 Comments

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

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