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#Women's Aid

# womens-aid - Friday 9 May, 2014

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.

# womens-aid - Monday 7 April, 2014

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.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

These stories of domestic abuse are prompting calls for a change in law

Women’s Aid and several other organisations will come before an Oireachtas committee to discuss potential changes.

# womens-aid - Friday 24 January, 2014

Women's Aid accepts donation from man who beat up girlfriend

Women’s Aid say the €5,000 will be used to cover legal fees for women who are unable to pay themselves.

# womens-aid - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Christmas time 'can trigger more abuse' for victims of domestic violence

Women’s Aid is appealing for donations to help it continue to offer its helpline services.

# womens-aid - Saturday 29 June, 2013

New committee report will ‘lift the lid’ on domestic abuse

Vice Chairperson of the committee, Anne Ferris, has urged victims to get in touch to share their experiences and tell them how the system can be improved.

# womens-aid - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’

Putting the abuser back in the picture is what we should strive towards, says Margaret Martin, who says society focuses attention and responsibility on the victims of domestic violence rather than the perpetrators.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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Over 3,000 disclosures of child abuse to Women's Aid last year, up 55 per cent

Women’s Aid has said that the more severe the domestic violence against a mother, the more likely as child is to be abused in the home.

# womens-aid - Sunday 14 April, 2013

Raped, beaten, stalked: One woman’s struggle with ongoing domestic abuse

Despite barring orders, woman says she has been tortured by her ex-partner for almost a decade.

# womens-aid - Monday 25 February, 2013

Young Irish women 'vulnerable to stalking and online abuse'

Women’s Aid asking Government to extend Domestic Violence Act to cover younger women who are not cohabiting but are subject to abuse.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Women's Aid warns Christmas stress can trigger domestic abuse

The organisation said there is in increase during the holidays in direct abuse against children.

# womens-aid - Saturday 15 December, 2012

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.

# womens-aid - Friday 30 November, 2012

Column: ‘Do the crime, do the time’ – serious crimes need serious sentencing

Monetary compensation over custodial sentences for domestic and sexual crimes is never appropriate. There should be no mixed messages in our justice system, writes Margaret Martin.

# womens-aid - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Women's Aid calls for review of laws around domestic abuse

The group is calling for a 24/7 on call system for emergency barring orders and for protection from cuts in the upcoming budget.

# womens-aid - Monday 10 September, 2012

Women's Aid: Don't suffer domestic abuse in silence

The organisation says that one in five women in Ireland is affected by domestic abuse, but a third will never tell anyone what is happening to them.

# womens-aid - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Domestic violence group encourage victims to come forward after judge's comments

Women’s Aid underlines the importance of victims being able to seek help, after a judge vents his frustration at victims withdrawing their sworn testimony.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

25 per cent rise in child abuse reports - Women's Aid

The organisation received over 13,000 calls last year. More than 2,000 of those calls related to direct emotional, physical and sexual abuse of children.

# womens-aid - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Domestic violence help groups to monitor reports of abuse during Euro 2012

Research in the UK has shown a link between sporting occasions and an increase in domestic violence.

# womens-aid - Monday 13 February, 2012

Verbal abuse "can deaden someone from the inside out"

Living with long-term abuse can cause mental health problems, but it is often difficult for people experiencing it to verbalise what they are going through, a new campaign shows.

# womens-aid - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

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Technology increasingly used by abusive partners to monitor women

Young women are increasingly being monitored by controlling and abusive partners through text messages or social networking sites like Facebook, according to a leading women’s charity.

# womens-aid - Friday 26 November, 2010

Protection demanded for women abused by men living elsewhere

Women’s Aid asks for legal protection for women who date, but don’t live with, abusive men as part of global ceremonies.