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

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

Mar 19th 2020, 8:32 AM 68,737 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
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

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

Feb 12th 2020, 8:27 AM 31,787 Views 15 Comments

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

Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Flanagan says law to allow gardaí disclose a partner's abusive history 'not considered necessary'

Jan 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 12,950 Views 37 Comments

Under UK law, a member of the public can ask police to tell them if their partner may pose a risk to them.

Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour
# Domestic Abuse
# Domestic Abuse

Increase in number of younger men joining programmes set up to help change abusive behaviour

Jan 5th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,921 Views 32 Comments

The Mend programme is 32 weeks long and mainly involves group sessions with other men.

One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household
# Gender Norms
# Gender Norms

One-quarter of under-25s believe men should be head of the household

Nov 25th 2019, 6:30 AM 23,026 Views 48 Comments

The Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 report said there has been a continuation of so-called lad culture.

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

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

May 20th 2019, 1:23 PM 174,021 Views 69 Comments

Domestic abuse can be physical, emotional or financial.

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

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

Apr 16th 2019, 10:26 PM 42,002 Views 35 Comments

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

Thousands of cases of women being beaten, choked, threatened with weapons and smothered in 2018
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

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

Apr 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 13,708 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 5th 2019, 9:20 AM 7,742 Views 6 Comments

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

How young women can recognise dating abuse and get help if they need it
# Too Into You
# Too Into You

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

Feb 14th 2019, 6:20 AM 24,071 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
# Violence Against Women
# Violence Against Women

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

Nov 25th 2018, 7:30 AM 9,541 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'
# Courts
# Courts

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 47,244 Views 87 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 18th 2018, 4:03 PM 72,644 Views 69 Comments

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

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

'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 21,864 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 19th 2018, 9:00 AM 43,542 Views 75 Comments

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.

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

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

Feb 13th 2018, 9:49 PM 13,768 Views 16 Comments

Porter resigned last week over domestic abuse allegations.

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

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

Feb 8th 2018, 2:20 PM 19,504 Views 50 Comments

The White House has said Rob Porter denied the allegations.

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

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

Dec 9th 2017, 7:57 AM 27,049 Views 77 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 6th 2017, 11:56 AM 14,321 Views 84 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 2nd 2017, 8:30 PM 19,057 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 10,468 Views 60 Comments

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

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children
# Brigid Maguire
# Brigid Maguire

Westmeath man given life sentence for murdering mother of his children

Oct 13th 2017, 12:50 PM 21,584 Views 23 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 31st 2017, 6:00 AM 103,179 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 24th 2017, 8:38 AM 13,036 Views 30 Comments

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

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Call for gardaí to have expanded powers to issue barring orders

Jul 9th 2017, 7:30 AM 10,296 Views 43 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:45 AM 15,605 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 9th 2017, 7:45 AM 28,896 Views 98 Comments

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

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse
# Allegations
# Allegations

Former Spice Girl Mel B accuses husband of years of abuse

Apr 5th 2017, 11:48 AM 31,190 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Mar 8th 2017, 2:13 PM 35,875 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 1st 2017, 8:22 AM 8,131 Views 17 Comments

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

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions
# One Step Back
# One Step Back

Russia has softened punishments for domestic abuse convictions

Jan 27th 2017, 12:46 PM 13,588 Views 46 Comments

Only three politicians voted against the proposals.

Gardaí make domestic abuse 'a priority' in new policing plan
# New Plans
# New Plans

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

Jan 15th 2017, 8:00 AM 10,826 Views 43 Comments

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

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband
# Jacqueline Sauvage
# Jacqueline Sauvage

Full pardon granted to French woman who killed abusive husband

Dec 28th 2016, 5:27 PM 41,880 Views 31 Comments

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.

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

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

Dec 22nd 2016, 10:00 PM 16,000 Views 29 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 5th 2016, 1:10 PM 22,513 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:00 PM 17,600 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 37,146 Views 42 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 30th 2016, 8:00 PM 54,601 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2016, 8:00 PM 33,048 Views 4 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 28th 2016, 8:00 PM 118,365 Views 18 Comments

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