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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.
While major gains have been made in the last 100 years which transformed the position of women in Ireland “persistent and serious” gender gaps remain which must be addressed before gender equality can be truly achieved.
A century ago, women had to fight for the right to vote to ensure that their voice was heard. There was no democracy when half the population had no say in who represented them, no say in decision-making in most jurisdictions throughout the world.
Look out Kilkenny and Ireland! The Guerrilla Girls are back and this time they are taking on Kilkenny Arts Office at No 76 in their own unique way!
Safe Ireland’s new report ‘In just one day’, which took a 24 hour snapshot of domestic violence in the country, revealed that on November 4 2009, Mayo Women’s Support Service gave 21 women and 25 children a variety of vital supports including accommodation, advocacy, information, accompaniments, and help-line calls from Mayo Women’s Support Services.
International Women’s Day, celebrated throughout the world on March 8, will soon be upon us. It was first nominated as a national holiday for women in 1908 to highlight a strike by New York women clothing workers against the sweatshop conditions in the factories. From its beginning it has been rooted in years of struggle and used as a rallying point to demand women’s rights and women’s suffrage. Here in Ireland, something we can be proud of is that in the First Dáil on January 21 1919, a woman, Constance Markievicz, was appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Labour. This was truly historic when you consider that Constance Markievicz was the first female cabinet minister in western Europe and that Irish women didn’t gain the right to vote until 1928.
The number of women seeking accommodation from Waterside House, the city based refuge for women experiencing domestic violence, rose by 44 per cent in the first six months of this year.