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Speaking this week to the Athlone Advertiser as her local election campaign continues to gather momentum, Athlone SocDems candidate, Fiona Lynam, has called for better support processes for those people who suffer violence in the home.
COPE Galway this week launched a booklet to Remember, Respect and Record stories of the women who lived and worked in the Magdalen Laundry in Galway. The local charity sees the booklet as a way of acknowledging this painful history while also looking to a new use for the convent building associated with the laundry – a state-of-the-art centre for women and children who experience domestic abuse in Galway.
This Valentine’s week, COPE Galway Domestic Violence and Outreach Service were back on campus at NUIG and GMIT to raise awareness among young people of the signs of an abusive relationship.
Last Friday night was the occasion for COPE Galway’s annual Sleep Out where 30 of the city’s business and community leaders spent 12 hours sleeping on the streets in a venture that has raised €110,000 to date for homelessness services.
Children are not being protected by Government housing policy with various reports showing thousands of families forced to sleep in cars, in friends’ sitting rooms, or in cramped B&B rooms.
omen experiencing domestic abuse received more than 1,700 calls last year.
Low self esteem and a lack of information are important indicators of vulnerability to abuse in relationships, according to the latest research on the subject.
All of the participants in a local study about parenting in relationships characterised by domestic violence and abuse continue to experience abuse despite having left these relationships, it was revealed this week.
A number of women who sought refuge in a city based centre 18 months ago because they were experiencing domestic violence are still living there today because of a lack of affordable rental accommodation.
With more than 100 instances of reported domestic abuse in Galway last year, Ireland must follow the lead of Australia and the United States by introducing paid leave to workers experiencing domestic violence.