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# Violence Against Women

Last month
January 2023
Voices
Frances Fitzgerald: We hope this will be the year for EU-wide action on violence against women
The Irish MEP says comprehensive laws on gender-based violence must be widened to all EU states.
# Ashling Murphy memorial fund
'Forever my soulmate': Partner of Ashling Murphy pays tribute a year on from her death
‘There isn’t a single second that goes by where my heart doesn’t ache for you’, Ryan Casey said.
Last year
2022
One in five young women subjected to relationship abuse, research finds
The number of young men who have experienced relationship abuse was found to be one in 11.
# Violence Against Women
'Shocking' testimony on violence against women by female TDs shows all parties united on issue
Leo Varadkar said the government must lead on the issue.
# gender-based violence
'We need to stand up and be counted': TDs agree on all-party approach to violence against women
Tributes were also paid to Ashling Murphy, who was laid to rest in Offaly yesterday
Voices
Jane Monckton Smith: This week's tragedy in Tullamore should be Ireland's watershed moment
Ireland must address gender-based violence once and for all, Professor Jane Monckton Smith writes.
# ashling murphy
Taoiseach: We need to call out undermining of women and misogyny in Ireland
Taoiseach Micheál Martin was speaking on tonight’s Late Late Show.
Voices
Áine Kerr: Women deserve to run for exercise without having to face the shadows
After the murder of Ashling Murphy in Tullamore, the businesswoman and broadcaster describes the endless safety routine female runners have to follow.
# Violence Against Women
'A woman's worst nightmare': A nation in shock and anger after murder of Ashling Murphy
The 23-year-old teacher was killed when she was attacked along the canal bank in Tullamore.
All time
Voices
Opinion: 'It's like a war has ended and you don’t know who you are anymore'
Mia de Faoite documents the horror and abuse that come with prostitution and trafficking and says society must not forget these women.
# street harassment
UK could ban wolf whistling as part of new laws against street harassment
The UK Government strategy is set to be announced later today.
# Rape
Woman set on fire on way to testify against her alleged rapists in India
It is the latest gruesome case of violence against women in the country.
# 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.
# 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.
# not fit for purpose
Campaigners say data collection on domestic violence in Ireland at 'crisis point'
A one-day conference in Dublin is urging agencies to gain a better understanding of violence against women in Ireland.
Voices
In Ireland, a man can actually confess to rape and still serve no time in prison
Yesterday Magnus Meyer Hustveit walked free from court after admitting that he had repeatedly raped his former girlfriend when she was unconscious.
# Attempted Murder
Turkish talent show teenager shot in the head after receiving death threats
Mutlu Kaya has been singing in the Turkish version of “Britain’s Got Talent”.
Voices
How the language we choose can help combat violence against women
Language matters – none of us are perfect human beings and we all fall prey to our unconscious prejudices that we absorb from our environment.
# Domestic Violence
'I swear it will never happen again' - what he said 5 weeks before he killed her
Powerful new book includes extracts from letters, emails and texts from abusive lovers.
Voices
Graham Dwyer highlights the danger of thinking a 'type' of person commits sexual crimes
Until we accept that we have inaccurate perceptions about what kind of person perpetrates sexual violence, it will continue.
Voices
Why are men more likely to be violent than women?
Worldwide, women aged 15 to 44 are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria and traffic accidents combined. Why is this?
# driven out
This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger
The 26-year-old woman had fallen asleep during the trip home.
Voices
800 Days: 'I thought I knew what anger was, but I had never even touched its surface'
Jill was three months younger than me: her life should have been lived parallel to mine. Now the landmarks of my life seem tainted – any happiness is edged with sadness and guilt.
Voices
Opinion: Young Travellers experiencing domestic violence can feel extremely isolated
Relationships between minorities and the police can involve fear and mistrust – creating additional obstacles for women seeking to leave a violent situation.
# Milestone
New law means electronic tagging for some sex offenders
There has been a wide welcome for new offences against child grooming and buying sex.
# you're not getting in
This TD wants a 'sick and abusive' pick-up artist banned from Ireland
Billy Kelleher vs Julien Blanc.
# a history of violence
Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted
Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.
# India
Third suspect arrested in India gang rape and murder case
Two teenage cousins were gang raped and hanged from a tree in northern India .
Voices
Aaron McKenna: Domestic violence is just that – violence. Why not treat it that way?
In Ireland, as with most social issues, we treat the matter of domestic violence as a pariah topic that occasionally gets an airing. It’s just not good enough.
# Jill Meagher
Not just monsters and Adrian Bayleys: Tom Meagher on normal men's violence against women
Jill Meagher was murdered in 2012 – now her husband has written a searingly honest and powerful blogpost about violence against women.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Paddy Power suspend its Oscar Pistorius bet?
The bookmaker is offering bets on the outcome of the murder trial. Is this a step too far?
# Your Say
Poll: Would you feel safer if ‘safe havens’ existed in your area?
What do you think?
# Stalking
Victims of stalking and domestic violence to get EU-wide protection
The new law will see restraining orders obtained in your home country having the same standing in law across all EU states.
# India
Amid rape fears, Indian party gives knives to women
A far-right political party is distributing thousands of knives to women in a western Indian state to help them protect themselves, in the wake of a fatal gang-rape which horrified the country.
# India
Delhi gang-rape suspects to be charged in court
Five men will stand accused of the kidnapping, rape and murder of a young female student, who died at the weekend from the horrific injuries inflicted on her during an ordeal.
# RIP
Indian gang-rape victim dies
The 23-year-old died of severe organ failure in a Singapore hospital where she had been airlifted yesterday.
# Badvertising
1982: Women’s bodies used to sell ‘everything from cars to chocolate bars’
A campaign dedicated to eliminating the degrading treatment of women in advertising wrote to the Taoiseach in 1982 to highlight the ‘continual humiliation’ of women in the media.
# Violence
Feature: Hell hath no fury like a man scorned
Journalist Colm Ó Broin investigates the statistics of murder of Irish women by those closest to them – and the patterns of abuse that can lead to such tragedy.
# Taliban
Pakistan to decide if girl, 14, needs treatment abroad after being shot in head
Malala Yousafzai began writing a blog at age 11 to describe life as a girl under the Taliban. Her condition is described as serious.
# Sexual Harrassment
Could wolf-whistling be outlawed in Ireland?
It was suggested last week that wolf-whistling could be banned in the UK – but it appears that the controversy emerged from a Council of Europe convention on violence against women. Ireland is currently studying its recommendations.