New Man Up West Campaign On Domestic Abuse Launches Across Connacht This Week

This week sees the launch of a new inspiring and brave campaign to harness the voices, concerns and activism of men and boys across the West of Ireland to play their role in helping to change the face of domestic violence and coercive control in the province.  Man Up West coincides with the global 16 days of action against violence against women.

Man Up West is a Safe Ireland campaign.  Man Up was originally launched as a national campaign in 2012 and ran for many years with champions ranging from rugby star Rob Kearney to broadcaster Ryan Tubridy.  However, this is the first time that the campaign has focused on a specific region.  This year, it is reaching out specifically to younger men in the West, inviting them to stand with their partners, sisters, friends and mothers against domestic abuse and coercive control.

Safe Ireland is the national social change agency working to end domestic abuse and coercive control.  It collaborates with 38 domestic violence support organisations across the country.

Man Up West is rooted in evidence.  Safe Ireland undertook preliminary research on attitudes to gender equality, roles and responsibilities and awareness and attitudes to domestic abuse and coercive control.  In focus groups held in the West of Ireland, this research found that “lad culture” is an issue of particular concern to younger women, and one that is often excused by mothers and fathers.

It also found, however, that, overall, more progressive attitudes towards gender equality and roles are often found in more rural regions, including Connacht.  In addition, it indicated that there is much greater awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and coercive control in more rural regions, again including Connacht, than urban areas.  Some of the most rigid views towards gender were expressed in Dublin.

“This campaign is about men and boys in the West of Ireland leading the way on helping to end the hidden terror that is domestic abuse and coercive control,” said Sharon O’Halloran, CEO of Safe Ireland and Mayo Women’s Support Services.

“We are focusing on the West of Ireland in this campaign because we know from our research that while there would seem to be a propensity towards the continuation of a lad culture that is disrespectful of women, there is also amazing evidence that the vast majority of young men are proud to play their part in making Connacht the safest province for the women and children they live with and love.”

“This is a really exciting, positive campaign that is asking young men to call out lad culture for what it really is, which is coward culture.”

The campaign will launch on Monday, December 2nd with radio ads across regional radio stations, posters, leaflets and a social media campaign.

Men are asked to do three simple but powerful things to support the campaign:

  1. Get beyond the daft myths that sexism, domestic abuse and coercive control are out of character, or that “lads will be lads.”
  2. Speak out and tell friends, family and colleagues that disrespect, sexism or stereotyping of girls and women isn’t cool.
  3. Organise one event or day to highlight that West of Ireland men are taking the lead in calling out disrespect and abuse.

The campaign is supported by the Community Foundation for Ireland.

For more media information contact:

Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2395207

More rigid views on gender equality and roles often held by younger people – new Safe Ireland research indicates

More rigid views on gender equality and roles often held by younger people – new Safe Ireland research indicates

A new research project on attitudes towards gender equality and domestic abuse indicates that a significant number of people hold traditional gender-based views of the roles and responsibilities of men and women, with some of the most traditionalist views being expressed by younger people.

Gender Matter in Ireland 2019, which was carried out by Behaviour & Attitudes for Safe Ireland, also indicates that “lad culture” is very much alive and well, with younger women in particular regarding group macho or lad behaviour as a serious and often intimidating issue that they face regularly.  Safe Ireland is the national agency working to end domestic abuse and coercive control.

Caitriona Gleeson, Programme and Communications Manager with Safe Ireland, explained that they undertook this preliminary project based on international research which has led to an increasing consensus that violence against women is best understood and prevented when it is viewed through the prism of individual, group and societal attitudes towards gender equality.

The research finds that 26% of young people aged 16 to 25 think that a man should act as head of the household with one in four (25%) expressing the view that men should earn most money to support a family.  This is compared with 22% of all adults, with stronger views in the older age-group (29% and 30% respectively).

While young women acknowledge that not all young males are “lads”, they express some concern that macho behaviour may develop as the young males get older, and that there is a possibility of some becoming abusive partners.

A relatively high number of people said they believed that women are to blame for lack of respect and even abuse towards themselves.  One in seven adults (16%), increasing to one in five men (20%) express the view that women may provoke abuse against themselves.  In the focus group research, while young women regard macho or “lad culture” as a big issue, older men (all parents) generally consider it as just “natural jostling and bravado” while older women (all parents) said that young men can also be vulnerable to the way girls might dress or act.

“This research is a bit of a wake-up call to any cosy notion that Ireland’s new generation has moved beyond macho or jock culture,” she said.  “It is indicating that we need to re-think the way we are talking to our young people about respect and equality.  It also indicates that the views and actions of parents and older role-models may be reinforcing rigid views about home and societal positioning for men and women.”

 “We are seeing evidence of excusing and minimising of gendered behaviour,” she continued.  “This is most concerning because we know from international research that there is a strong intersection between attitudes towards gender equality and the risk and prevalence of gender-based abuse and coercive control.  Instead we should be to be daring to imagine that we can rear a generation that lives without experiencing violence in their homes.  This has to start with the way we think about and act on gender equality in our homes and communities.”

About 1 in four people (25%) feel that domestic violence is a private matter. This is higher than previous surveys have indicated (12% in EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) study on Violence Against Women 2014).  This view is even higher amongst males at either end of the age spectrum, and in Dublin, where the sentiment raises to nearly 1 in 3 people (32%).

The research highlights views on emotions and feelings across genders.

Almost two out of three people (64%) responded that women tend to respond to things emotionally while men respond to things more logically.  This was more strongly endorsed by men (67%). Even among women, there is a 2 to 1 endorsement of this perspective (61%:31%).

More men (24%) hold the view that men should not admit to having their feelings hurt.  This is highest amongst older men (31%) and is particularly prevalent in Dublin (31%).  By contrast, women, younger people and people in rural and from farming backgrounds are more likely to disagree.

Some of the most rigid attitudes towards gender equality, roles and responsibilities are held in urban areas, in particular Dublin, with less rigid views often found in the more rural regions of Connacht and the Rest of Leinster.  It also finds that the lowest levels of awareness of domestic violence are expressed in Dublin, with the most elevated awareness and understanding in the more rural regions.

In general, there is agreement that women’s position in society has improved, particularly in relation to having a career.  For females, the issue of the gender pay gap is significant while males consider this as less of an issue. Roles in the home are also seen to have changed. However, there is an indication that people feel that some jobs are just “more male” or “more female”, like mowing the lawn is a job for men, whereas caring for children is more suited to women.  This is not always seen as a bad thing – just that it’s “more about nature than gender.”

Gender Matters in Ireland 2019 combines quantitative and qualitative surveys, exploring attitudes towards the division of tasks in the home, equality in work, views on feelings and emotions, and on people’s awareness and understanding of domestic abuse and coercive control.  It is preliminary research and will form the basis for more in-depth research into the intersection between attitudes on gender and gender-based violence in Ireland.

For more information and for a copy of the preliminary research report contact:

Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2935207

Note to editors

Methodology: The research combines a literature review, a qualitative survey and quantitative research. The Safe Ireland questions were included on Behaviour & Attitudes July Barometer Survey (July 25th and 7th August 2019).  Interviewing was undertaken face-to-face and in-home among a nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults aged 16 and over.  Given the nature of questions, people were asked whether they were happy to participate.  83% consented.  The ultimate data set has not been weighted but mirrors the national population representative sample excluding the 17% who preferred not to participate.  A series of focus groups then took place in locations in the West of Ireland.

Generation Gender Equality?

  • 26% of young people under 25 believe that a man should be head of a household. 22% of all adults feel this. 27% of men believe this, compared to 1 in 6 women (17%). The vast majority (4 out of 5) believe that gender should not be a factor.

 

  • 18% of young people under 25 believe that managing financial affairs is something that men should take the lead role in. 11% of all adults (under 1 in 8) and 16% of those over the age of 65 believe this.

 

  • Over 1 in 5 (22%) of young people under the age of 25 believe that a man should drive the car, when there is a relationship between a man and a woman, and when both can drive and are travelling together. 16%, or 1 in 7 of all adults believe this. The vast majority, 4 out of 5, feel that either gender could take the lead.

 

  • 25% of under 25s believe that a man should earn the most money to support the family. 22% of all adults believe this, elevated in older ages (30% over 65).

 

  • 17% of people, or just over 1 in 6, feel that household chores such as cooking, cleaning and laundry should be female rather than male responsibilities. 29% of over 65s and 28% of farmers think this.

 

  • Just under 1 in 5 (18%) believe that women should be the primary carers for children. A substantial number in Dublin (28%) hold this view.

 

  • Almost 2 out of 3 people (64%) agree that women tend to respond to things emotionally while men may respond more logically. This is more strongly endorsed by men (68%). Even among women, there is a 2:1 (61%:31%) endorsement of this perspective.

 

  • 20% (1 in 5) believe that it is embarrassing for a man to have a job that is usually done by a woman. This view is more likely to be held by men (27%) and in Dublin (31%).

 

  • 22% of people see that grocery shopping is the preserve of women rather than men. Adults from farming backgrounds are more likely to think this (33%).

 

In their own words

“What do they say? Boys will wreck your house and girls will wreck your head, isn’t it?  It’s just the gender difference. You can’t say it’s not equal or anything.  It’s just the way it is.”

 “You are walking down the street and getting beeped at and shouted out.  On nights out and people slapping arses and getting away with it.  If you say anything then you’re the crazy one.”

 “You would never hear a lad challenging another lad on the way he treats a girl I don’t know, or I have never seen it myself.  I think to hear a lad say it would be very different to a girl saying it.  If a girl was to turn around and say why did you do that, they would say calm down.  Whereas, if a guy said it, they might think

Budget Ignores Needs of Domestic Violence Survivors Once Again

Needs of women and children living with violence almost totally ignored for sixth year running.

Safe Ireland said that it was gravely disappointed with the lack of targeted provisions in Budget 2020 for women and children living with violence and abuse.

The national social change agency working to eradicate domestic violence said that this represented the sixth budget in a row when the needs of women and children had been almost completely ignored.

Sharon O’Halloran, CEO of Safe Ireland, said that this was all the more disappointing given the Government’s heralded new Domestic Violence Act (commenced in early 2019) and its high-profile ratification of the Istanbul Convention on International Women’s Day.

Safe Ireland had called for the Government to commit to €30m in current expenditure across a variety of services, including funding to the Justice system and An Garda Síochána, and €20m in capital expenditure in 2020.  

While Safe Ireland welcomes the Budget provision for additional Garda recruits, the national agency said that the necessary widespread Garda training on domestic violence, recognising the new offence of coercive control, would not be provided for within presented Budget estimates.

It also said that the €29 million additional budget for Tusla was completely inadequate to ensure the investment needed by an already fragile, creaking and exhausted domestic violence infrastructure.

O’Halloran said that legislation and policy announcements would remain little more than PR stunts without adequate investment in the infrastructure and preventative measures needed every day by women and children.

“Legislation and the ratification of international conventions mean nothing if they are not backed up with proper and essential investment,” O’Halloran said.

“We are gravely disappointed that Tusla does not appear to have received adequate additional funding to allow for any meaningful investment in the maintenance and development of domestic violence services, as the critical first line response to women and children,” she continued.  “This already fragile network of specialist services and refuges is close to breaking point but this Government seems to think that this is acceptable, despite its false promises otherwise.”

Safe Ireland also said that housing provisions within the budget were extremely disappointing and completely unimaginative and would have a continuing devastating impact on women and children who are homeless once they leave their violent homes.  Housing instability is four times more likely for women who have experienced domestic violence compared with women who have not been victimised and approximately one in four homeless women cite intimate partner violence as a major contributor to their homelessness.

For more information contact: Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2935207

Needs of Women and Children Living with Violence Can’t Wait Any Longer – Safe Ireland Budget Submission

The Irish Courts Service needs serious investment.  It is creaking and struggling to respond effectively to both women and children seeking protection.

New research shows that the total average cost of domestic violence to a survivor is €115,790, delineated across three distinct phases from abuse to recovery.

Safe Ireland presented its pre-budget submission to Government today advising that budget caution cannot be used as the latest excuse for not investing adequately in the urgent needs of women and children living with violence in their homes.

The national social change agency working to prevent domestic violence in Ireland is calling on the Government to commit to €30m in current expenditure across a variety of services, including Justice and An Garda Síochána, and €20m in capital expenditure in 2020. 

It said that this was the sixth year in a row that they had repeatedly called for such an increase in current expenditure, knowing that this level of investment is a fraction of the cost of domestic violence to the state, to communities and to women and children.

Safe Ireland revealed that a new study conducted by NUI Galway and Safe Ireland is giving a clearer indication of the combined costs of domestic violence on an individual basis.  It is showing that the total average cost of domestic violence to a survivor is €115,790 delineated across three distinct phases of a woman’s journey from abuse to recovery.  Up to now, the oft-cited figure on the economic costs of domestic violence is €2.2bn per year.

“What this research is telling us is that women are being forced into poverty and economic dependence on the state,” Gleeson said.  “This dependency, in addition to their disproportionate utilisation of health and legal services, results in considerable costs for the state. Women’s capabilities and the future potential of their children who experience DV is also undermined.  Addressing DV is not only a moral imperative, it makes sound economic sense.”

The Safe Ireland submission focuses particularly on the urgent need for investment in “our creaking” courts system. The budget submission calls for €5.5 million in additional funding in the courts system to increase the number of judges appointed to hear domestic violence cases and to implement training programmes for court staff, including judges, on responding to coercive control and managing vicarious trauma.

It also calls for €10 million once-off additional budget investment for An Garda Síochána to implement a comprehensive training programme for their members.

“Gardaí are not sufficiently trained and there is a shortfall of trained officers to properly investigate coercive control,” Gleeson said.  “Based on successful models in Scotland there is clear evidence that a well-designed, resourced and coordinated training programme could result in at least 70% of Gardaí being trained within a 12 month period. In Scotland, there has been a huge cultural shift in the policing of coercive control.”

The last national statistics show that over 13,600 women and children (10,101 individual women and 3,685 individual children) received support from a domestic violence service.  However, research also shows that a massive 79% of women never report the most serious incidence of violence to the police in Ireland. Research is showing that only one woman in eight is coming forward for support from specialist services.

Safe Ireland has called for the following in Budget 2020:

·       Investment to strengthen specialist services for women and children.

·       Investment to prevent homelessness.

·       Investment to develop a world class policing and judicial response to DV survivors.

·       Investment in a national prevention programme.

The full pre-budget submission can be accessed here 

For more information contact:

Caitriona Gleeson, Tel: 087-2037177

Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2935207

 

Safe Ireland publishes a review of their work for 2017 and 2018

On behalf of the Board of Safe Ireland we are delighted to present a review of our work for the years 2017 and 2018.

Safe Ireland believes that Ireland can become the safest country in the world. We are driving an ambitious 5-year strategy to change culture and transform the response to domestic violence in Ireland. Over the past two years there is an emerging groundswell of support against domestic violence in Ireland. Not least because Safe Ireland has increased the profile of the prevalence and nature of this issue through our leadership, lobbying and advocacy work.

During 2017 and 2018, Safe Ireland prioritised achieving key legal reforms to support victims of domestic violence. Through intelligent advocacy, dynamic collaboration, and through strategic engagement with key politicians we achieved landmark legislative change in 2018, by driving and advising on the new Domestic Violence Act 2018 and securing for the first time in Irish law Coercive Control as a criminal offence.

With our Members we piloted the Survivor Resilience Fund to support women to access or sustain safe accommodation and further developed the Safe Homes Safe Communities Programme which seeks to engage communities to prevent domestic violence and support disclosure and help-seeking. We designed and delivered innovative continuous professional development (CPD) training and learning events for our Members and other frontline domestic violence responders to support them in their work in responding to and supporting victims of domestic violence.

View Safe Ireland Review 2017/2018

Safe Ireland through hosting the Safe World Summit in 2018 continued to bring public voice to the real experiences of women and their children throughout Ireland. This has resulted in significantly more coverage of the reality of the issue being profiled in the media and in civic society. A clear recognition of the complexity of domestic violence and coercive control and its devastating impact on victims.

We have seen welcome developments in legislation and policy development. Ireland’s commitments under the Istanbul Convention on Violence Against Women and the EU Victims Directive must be met and Safe Ireland will continue to have a key role in helping to deliver on those commitments.

Inspired by our country’s capacity to show that change is possible, we are very hopeful that through inspiring a national movement for a Safe Ireland we can dare to be the leaders that raise a generation of children who are free from violence – a generation that will grow with equal opportunities to realise their full potential. Just imagine the difference this would make to the world.

However, we know that to realise our vision for a safe Ireland for all we need to be brave, and open to change, open to new thinking, new partnerships, to letting go of what no longer serves us and to supporting an emerging generation of leaders who will carry the torch that will help realise this vision in their lifetimes.

View the Safe Ireland Review 2017/2018 here.

Safe Ireland wish to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer.

Chief Executive Officer

  • High Profile National NGO Advocating Progressive Social Change
  • Opportunity for a Leader with Energy & Initiative
  • Attractive Salary Package

The Organisation

Safe Ireland is the National Social Change Agency working to eliminate domestic violence in Ireland. We believe that Ireland can become the safest country in the world for women and children. Our vision is based on the belief that it is a human right of every single individual to live free from violence. We collaborate in our work with 36 specialist frontline domestic violence services throughout Ireland who are members of Safe Ireland.

The Role

  • You will work closely with and report to a highly skilled Board to realise its vision of a safe Ireland for women and children.
  • Drive the vision of the organisation and engage key players in the development of a movement for social change in Ireland.
  • Work strategically to attract investment in the drive to make Ireland safe for women and children.
  • Be responsible for the strategic leadership and operational management of the organisation working with a highly skilled team.

Skills Required

The successful candidate will have senior management experience with a proven track record in governance, strategic, operational, change, financial and human resource management. Having worked at a senior level advocating on behalf of and building relationships with multiple stakeholders including members, government, public bodies, funders and the media. Your leadership and staff management skills will be highly developed. You will have an understanding of gender-based violence and inequality and up-to-date knowledge of the National policy and strategy context relating to same.

To Apply

A Candidate Information Pack is available fromrecruitment@safeireland.ie

NB.  Please email client directly (recruitment@safeireland.ie) to receive the information pack.  CV’s are not accepted. 

To apply for the post complete the application form and return to recruitment@safeireland.ie by 5pm Friday, 5th of July 2019.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Families already living with the trauma of family murder must be central to new review – Safe Ireland and Kathleen Chada

Safe Ireland welcomed the news that the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan will today bring to Cabinet plans for an independent research study on supports to people whose relatives have been killed by a family member.

The national organisation working with 36 domestic violence services throughout the country said that the move is an acknowledgement that State agencies have to date failed families living with the trauma of family murder.  

However, it emphasised that it is important that the review addresses the immediate needs of families who have already been affected in the proposed review. 

Kathleen Chada, whose two sons were murdered by their father, joined Safe Ireland in its call to immediately centre-stage families already living with the life sentence of familicide.

“While we will support the study announced by the Minister, it just feels like a start and it should not delay supporting families at this point,” Kathleen Chada said.  “At the end of the day we know statistically and historically that more women and children may be killed while this study is being conducted. And so we have to ask what more is going to be done in the immediate to prevent more women and children being killed and what will be done to respond to families now. This hopefully isn’t an announcement that is pushing out something that needs to be managed and dealt with immediately.”

Caitriona Gleeson, Programme and Communications Manager with Safe Ireland also welcomed that the study will examine ways to introduce reviews of domestic homicides in Ireland.  Safe Ireland first called for such reviews in its report The Lawlessness of the Home published over five years ago.

“We welcome this review as the critical basis for the long awaited model of homicide reviews that we so desperately need in this country,” Gleeson said.  “We have to get this right for the many families that have been left hanging without adequate supports, advice and counselling.  We also have to do everything we can to prevent further murders of women and children.  That is why it is vitally important that this study is also informed by expertise which understand coercive control and trauma.  Safe Ireland looks forward to working with the legal expert in this regard.”

Finally, Safe Ireland welcomed the news that the review is also likely to examine the role of the media – both traditional, social and digital – in reporting on familicide cases.  Safe Ireland is currently involved in a project that is analysing the way in which family murder cases have been reported.

For more information contact: Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2935207

 

 

Ratification of Istanbul Convention – Encouraging that Government sees it as a renewal of its commitment to violence against women

Safe Ireland warmly welcomes the ratification of the Istanbul Convention by Ireland today, International Women’s Day.

In particular, the national agency working to end domestic violence said that it was encouraged that the Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has put it on record that ratification of the international legal instrument does not mean the end of the Government’s efforts but rather signals a renewal of the Government’s commitments to protect survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to hold perpetrators to account.

Caitriona Gleeson, Programme and Communications Manager with Safe Ireland, said that Ireland had made significant strides in areas such as policy, training and legislation over the past few years, however, the reality on the ground is that the response to women looking for safety every day remains fragmented.

“We are hugely encouraged by the sentiments of the Minister and Government that they see the Convention as a platform for further commitment to this issue,” she said after the Convention was officially ratified in Strausbourg.  “Ultimately we have a pivotal choice now. We can ratify the Convention and then revert to piecemeal business as usual.  Or we can ratify it and say, now let’s put in place the wrap-around resources, emergency accommodation, training, policies, support infrastructure, awareness programmes and whole of society response that will make Ireland the safest country in the world for women and children.”

“Because at the moment we are failing to meet the needs of women and children,” she continued. “We have no specialised trauma response services or specialised legal services, for example.  We still don’t have mechanisms for an interagency response to family annihilations, leaving families, as we saw over the past week, abandoned and searching for answers.  We can do much better, and it’s great to hear the Government committing to this.”

For more information contact:           Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2935207

 

Ratification of Istanbul Convention – Catalyst to Get Things Right for Women and Children

Safe Ireland welcomes the news that Cabinet will sit on International Women’s Day and intends to ratify the Istanbul Convention to protect women from all forms of violence, including domestic violence.  It said that this was a further significant and positive step towards making Ireland a safer country for women and children. 

However, the national social change agency working to end domestic violence also said that the ambition of the Istanbul Convention would only be realised if the Government also committed to putting in place the specialised supports and services that women and children need to be safe from abuse and control.

Caitriona Gleeson, Programme and Communications Manager with Safe Ireland, said that while Ireland had made significant strides in areas such as policy, training and legislation over the past few years, the reality on the ground is that the response to women looking for safety remains fragmented. 

 “Ultimately we have a choice,” she said.  “We can ratify the Convention and then revert to piecemeal business as usual.  Or we can ratify it and say, now let’s put in place the wrap-around resources, training, policies, support infrastructure, awareness programmes and whole of society response that will make Ireland the safest country in the world for women and children.”

“Because at the moment we are failing to meet the needs of women and children,” she continued. “We have no specialised trauma response services or specialised legal services, for example.  We still don’t have mechanisms for an interagency response to family annihilations, leaving families, as we saw over the past week, abandoned and searching for answers.  We can do much better, and ratifying Istanbul gives us the incentive to do so.”

Ireland’s long-awaited ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, expected today, comes nearly eight years after it first opened for signatures in 2011.  The Convention became effective in 2014 and Ireland signed it in 2015.  Ireland is the 34th country to ratify the Convention.

For more information contact:           Edel Hackett, Tel: 087-2935207

Working for Safer Homes and Safer Communities – Coercive Control Expert Evan Stark to Visit Ireland in December 2018

Safe Ireland is delighted to be hosting world renowned Professor Emeritus Evan Stark and other leading experts in domestic violence at a series of conferences, meetings and information sessions with professionals, survivors and advocates this December.

Increasing understanding

As part of a wider strategy to create safer homes and safer communities the public events will be a great opportunity to support professionals across disciplines to improve responses to domestic violence. Participants will be empowered with a greater understanding of what coercive control is while also strengthening their professional capacity to help recognise and respond more effectively to domestic violence. The events will also provide information relating to new measures in Irish legislation that are set to commence in 2019.

Multidisciplinary Conferences around Ireland

Safe Ireland is collaborating with a number of organisations to co-host a series of multidisciplinary conferences around Ireland. The conference ‘Understanding and Responding to Coercive Control‘ with Professor Emeritus Evan Stark, leading UK domestic violence expert Davina James Hanman and Irish legal expert Caroline Counihan will take place in both Sligo (12th December) and Clare (14th December).

Professor Stark will also speak in Dublin at the Strengthening Responses Conference being run by St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services in association with Safe Ireland.

Sligo

In Sligo, Safe Ireland will co-host ‘Understanding and Responding to Coercive Control‘ a one day conference with DVAS on December 12th, in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo. For more information and to book your place, click here.

Clare

In Clare, Safe Ireland will co-host ‘Understanding and Responding to Coercive Control‘ a one day conference with the Clare Women’s Network on December 14th, in Ennis (venue to be confirmed). For further information and to book your place, click here.

Dublin

Professor Evan Stark will also be speaking in conjunction with Safe Ireland at the ‘Strengthening Responses Conference’ being hosted by St. Patrick’s Mental Health Service in Dublin on December 3rd, more information can be found here.

If you would like any further information on any of the events happening throughout December please contact office@safeireland.ie

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