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Sixteen Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women

The International 16 Days Opposing Violence Against Women runs from November 25 (which is UN Day Opposing Violence Against Women), to December 10 (which is Human Rights Day).

Eighty per cent of sexual violence survivors knew their attackers

Survivors of sexual violence and abuse knew the perpetrators of the crimes in nearly 80 per cent of cases, according to a new study, just published.

Poetry talk

Talk and discussion on the poetry of Adrienne Rich will be held in the Castlebar Social Services Centre tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 12 noon.

Women’s Aid domestic violence helpline now accessible in many languages

Women’s Aid has announced that the Women’s Aid National Freephone Helpline is now accessible to women in 170 different languages. The new interpretation service allows women with limited or no English experiencing domestic violence to access free, confidential, telephone support.

16 Days of Action Opposing Violence Against Women

This year marks the 21st year of the global 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women. Violence against women is an enormous problem in Ireland with thousands of women experiencing rape, physical assaults, emotional and financial abuse and many other forms of exploitation every day.

Ahascragh senator welcomes cross-party support on gendercide motion

A Galway politician has welcomed cross-party support for his private members’ motion on gendercide which was debated in the Seanad yesterday (Wednesday).

Mother Africa cultural event for Athenry

A Mother Africa cultural event in aid of Cecelia’s Foundation for the Disabled International and Mother Africa Charity Shop will take place in Athenry next week.

Response to violence against women needed at EU level

Kilkenny MEP Liam Aylward, has called for more concerted action at EU level to respond to growing levels of violence against women during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week.

NUI Galway lecturer’s book on women’s human rights wins prestigious honour

A book on women’s human rights by an NUI Galway lecturer has been awarded a prestigious honour.

Buy a white ribbon and help end violence

Two Galway organisations which provide services to women experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault and rape are urging people to buy white ribbons as part of an international campaign to end violence against women.

 

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