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#Women's Aid

# womens-aid - Monday 15 February, 2021

Young women more at risk of intimate relationship abuse during pandemic, charity says
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

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

Feb 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 13,024 Views 0 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Monday 21 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 21st 2020, 11:05 AM 10,204 Views 4 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

'Alarming levels': 20% of young women report intimate relationship abuse
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

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

Nov 25th 2020, 8:23 AM 32,981 Views 27 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Thursday 22 October, 2020

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

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.

# womens-aid - Thursday 20 August, 2020

'My own experience of domestic and sexual violence changed everything about me'
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

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

Aug 20th 2020, 12:26 PM 36,773 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
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

'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 24,504 Views 17 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Friday 29 May, 2020

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

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

May 29th 2020, 6:45 AM 24,737 Views 24 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

New domestic violence ad campaign tells victims support is 'still here' despite the pandemic
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 15th 2020, 7:33 AM 16,489 Views 6 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Friday 10 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 10th 2020, 12:25 PM 19,642 Views 42 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 1st 2020, 8:51 AM 31,808 Views 48 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Thursday 19 March, 2020

'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 68,596 Views 36 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

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 31,305 Views 15 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Friday 22 November, 2019

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

'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 23,521 Views 33 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Thursday 26 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 26th 2019, 8:15 AM 16,452 Views 33 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

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 13,647 Views 32 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Thursday 14 February, 2019

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 24,034 Views 60 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Sunday 25 November, 2018

'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 9,489 Views 67 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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 46,015 Views 87 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Friday 23 November, 2018

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

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

Nov 23rd 2018, 9:07 AM 23,054 Views 126 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Friday 31 August, 2018

Women's Aid call for 'understanding and empathy' following incident on Celebrity Big Brother
# CBB
From The Daily Edge
# CBB

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

Aug 31st 2018, 4:07 PM 40,595 Views 5 Comments

The incident involved Roxanne Pallett and Ryan Thomas.

# womens-aid - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Domestic abuse charity release a statement following Adam's reaction to Rosie's upset on Love Island
# Love Island
From The Daily Edge
# Love Island

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

Jun 21st 2018, 7:37 AM 26,226 Views 8 Comments

‘There are clear warning signs.’

# womens-aid - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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

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

May 3rd 2018, 8:31 AM 30,451 Views 48 Comments

The legislation gives extra support to survivors.

# womens-aid - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

'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 21,828 Views 0 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Saturday 3 March, 2018

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

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

Mar 3rd 2018, 6:30 AM 33,690 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.

# womens-aid - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 17,269 Views 50 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Friday 24 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 24th 2017, 6:00 AM 54,472 Views 101 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

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

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

May 23rd 2017, 6:20 AM 8,245 Views 106 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 17 May, 2017

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

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

May 17th 2017, 8:17 AM 9,299 Views 78 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Saturday 3 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 2:59 PM 22,734 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.

# womens-aid - Friday 25 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 25th 2016, 7:22 AM 16,435 Views 161 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 16th 2016, 3:19 PM 17,916 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.

# womens-aid - Thursday 13 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 9,747 Views 11 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Monday 5 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 5th 2016, 9:52 AM 8,102 Views 49 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Saturday 27 August, 2016

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

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

Aug 27th 2016, 7:00 PM 3,418 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.

# womens-aid - Thursday 23 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 7:20 AM 16,713 Views 28 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Taoiseach says men who beat women are not 'macho' and should be ashamed
# Women's Aid
# Women's Aid

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

Jun 15th 2016, 12:52 PM 12,645 Views 77 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 10th 2016, 9:45 PM 7,915 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.

# womens-aid - Tuesday 6 October, 2015

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

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

Oct 6th 2015, 2:01 PM 26,131 Views 36 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Friday 24 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 24th 2015, 10:27 PM 14,052 Views 49 Comments

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

# womens-aid - Thursday 18 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 18th 2015, 9:14 AM 20,152 Views 98 Comments

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

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