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#Women's Aid

From TheJournal.ie Women report being strangled, raped and beaten as calls to helpline surge during lockdown Coronavirus

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie TV and radio ads set to be part of new campaign against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis Operation Faoisimh

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí implement Operation Faoisimh to protect against domestic abuse during Covid-19 crisis Reassurances

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deep concerns' over safety of women and children affected by domestic violence during Covid-19 crisis Domestic Violence

'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.

From TheJournal.ie State's first conviction for coercive control handed down in Donegal Circuit Court Domestic Abuse

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'These figures should shame Irish society' 100 women have died at hands of partners or ex-partners since 1996 Women's Aid

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'He did not do one day': Six in 10 domestic violence offenders get suspended sentence Women's Aid

'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.

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

'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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Groundbreaking' domestic violence law covers psychological abuse and the views of children Coercive Control

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

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dangerous time for domestic violence: 'I spent Christmas Eve having reconstructive surgery on my face' Women's Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shorter manslaughter sentences given to men if the women they killed were their partners Women

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'A father’s right to access should not outweigh a child’s right to safety' Domestic Violence

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.

From TheJournal.ie Around 57 people are ringing Ireland's main domestic violence helpline every day Abuse

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Her strength will live on': Mother and sister of Clodagh Hawe start Women's Aid fundraising page BallyjamesDuff

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Femicide has claimed the lives of over 200 women since 1996, says report Domestic Violence

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Think of all those voices desperate for help': Women's Aid helpline receives 41 calls a day Domestic Violence

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Victim-blaming culture makes it more difficult for women to get help Column

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.

From TheJournal.ie Why isn't 'revenge porn' illegal in Ireland? Harassment

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed Women's Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'My partner was lovely at first, but things changed after we moved in together' Opinion

'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.

From TheJournal.ie He locked the door, pointed the knife at me and said 'You’re not going anywhere' Women's Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie Getting a barring order against a violent partner is about to get easier Domestic Violence

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.

From TheJournal.ie "Women were cut with knives, stabbed, spat on, punched, slapped, kicked, held down and choked." Domestic Abuse

"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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 78 women murdered in Ireland by their partners since 1996 Minute's Silence

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Domestic violence victims who are disabled face multiple obstacles to help Abusive Relationship

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.

From TheJournal.ie Sign language videos target deaf women at risk of domestic violence Women's Aid

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.

From TheJournal.ie Partners or exes responsible for one quarter of sex attacks on women Rape

Partners or exes responsible for one quarter of sex attacks on women

Despite the prevalence of these attacks, there has been just one marital rape conviction in nearly a quarter of a century.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg' Protection

Increase in domestic abuse applications in courts 'only the tip of iceberg'

There was a 20 per cent increase in applications for safety and protection orders but one group said women in dating relationships who are abused do not qualify for these protections.

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