A NEWLY built Kildare-based refuge, which has been unable to open due to lack of funding, has had to turn away 20 women and 47 children living with domestic violence, according to the manager of the service.
As part of a national campaign to increase awareness of specialist support services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, two national networks have launched a wallet card which contains the contact details of all domestic violence services and rape crisis centre’s in Ireland.
The 25th November was the United Nations designated International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
SAFE Ireland calls for intervention to support victims of domestic violence who cannot access state support because they don’t satisfy the Habitual Residency Condition
My husband broke my cheekbone once. Another time he tried to strangle me Domestic violence against women and children in immigrant communities is a growing problem. Now there are calls for a change in Government policy to give victims of violence more rights and better access to the emergency facilities they need, writes JAMIE SMYTH, Social Affairs [...]
SAFE Ireland team up with Greater London Domestic Violence Project to deliver policy and practice response training to domestic violence services across Ireland.
Director of SAFE Ireland Sharon O’Halloran and Manager of Women’s Aid Dundalk, Lisa Marmion participated in a feature on domestic violence on RTE’s The Afternoon Show.
A new report, launched today, shows that 73% of women who access emergency refuge because of domestic violence in Ireland say that they want to be safer and need changes in their lives. The groundbreaking study is the first in Europe to listen to the voices and needs of women accessing refuge and to assess [...]