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# Domestic Abuse

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# 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
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
'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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# Cuan Alainn
New beds for homeless mothers and children should be open 'in a matter of weeks'
The centre closed in December due to lack of funding.
# Domestic Violence
Men who hit their partners function differently to criminals
A new study will have a major impact on understanding men who abuse their partners.
# Domestic Violence
'Broken arms, broken jaws, fingers badly bruised': Nurses describe domestic violence victim injuries
Nurses say it can be upsetting to see the same woman come back multiple times with injuries, knowing she’s in trouble.
# Help
'I've been punched, kicked, scratched - if I stay I'll be killed': Stories of Ireland's abused men
More than 2,000 men each year contact a service for male victims of domestic abuse in Ireland.
# Looking Back
Floyd Mayweather’s biographer on his legacy and why he continues to deny domestic abuse
Tris Dixon chats to The42 about his book on the controversial American boxer.
# Domestic Abuse
Pauline Tully describes being stabbed 13 times on Christmas Eve by garda-killer husband
Pearse McAuley is now serving 12 years for the attack on Pauline Tully.
# Domestic Abuse
Jerry McCabe-killer's sentence for 'vicious' attack was too light, says Mary Lou
The convicted garda killer was handed a 12-year jail term for attacking his ex-wife last Christmas Eve.
# Domestic Abuse
"It was quite a picture": Woman knocked unconscious for two days by ex-partner
Colleen Higgins’ ex-partner helped her take a selfie of her injuries.
# Omeath
Parents of woman shot by boyfriend say Garda Golden 'laid down his life' for her
“There are no words to express our gratitude for his bravery, we are forever in his debt.”
# 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.
# Australia
'I'm not the pink elephant in the room': Chris Brown wants to talk about domestic violence
The singer assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Raped by her boyfriend while she slept, Niamh Ní Dhomhnail has seen how victims are judged
‘We need to try and understand other people’s perspectives and create a space to speak instead of silencing those who need to.’
# 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.
# Retaliation
Female journalists who criticised Mayweather over domestic violence say they were banned from fight
The boxer has pleaded guilty to two allegations of violence against women, including hitting his ex-girlfriend in front of their children.
# Domestic Violence
'I could still feel the punches to my head as I ran up the road with my son'
Ireland’s legal system is failing women “at every level” according to new research.
# Domestic Abuse
"Being attacked by a woman is nothing to be ashamed of"
Ken Gregory had scalding water poured on him by his wife.
# does not compute
Garda PULSE system "not fit for purpose" and should be scrapped
The Garda Inspectorate has also recommended scrapping the Pulse system.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you intervene if you saw domestic violence?
A Swedish social experiment showed all but one person ignoring it. Would you?
Opinion: Psychological and emotional abuse should be recognised as crimes
Abuse within intimate relationships is complex and can take different forms that simply physical violence – legislation needs to recognise that.
# Justice Committee
Should domestic violence be treated more seriously than public assault?
The Oireachtas Justice Committee thinks so.
# Domestic Violence
Hundreds who called women's helpline had suffered over 21 years of abuse
Women’s Aid said abuse included severe beatings, threats to kill children, stalking, and rape.
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.
# Ray Rice
Floyd Mayweather sees the Ray Rice assault case differently to a lot of other people
“I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households also. It’s just not caught on video.”
# Help
Why are there no refuges for male victims of domestic violence?
One man told AMEN that his relation was sleeping in a park as he couldn’t find shelter due to domestic abuse.
Opinion: 'On one occasion she punched me in the face numerous times'
In my opinion, all victims of domestic abuse should be encouraged to approach the Gardai – regardless of gender.
# Domestic Violence
Violence in the home: "It was always the fear that this person was going to kill me"
“It’s easy to judge if you’re on the outside,” said abuse survivor Mary.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about bugging at GSOC offices, mother and baby homes and cigarette packaging.