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The benefits of working from home are becoming more obvious to those who have been away from their office since the start of lockdown, according to a new survey released this week.
Some crimes and abuses can remain hidden from society and are not talked about. Domestic violence is one of these. It is insidious, and under the lockdown, threatens to become a powderkeg.
Mayo domestic abuse and rape crisis support services have added their voices to a major new TV, radio and social media advertising campaign to tackle the serious issue of domestic violence.
Galway Domestic Abuse Service has welcomed the timely, new Government awareness and information campaign on domestic abuse, which was launched this week (www.stillhere.ie) It is understood that radio and TV ads will start this week as part of the campaign.
Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran is calling on Gardai to include victims of domestic violence in their community response visits during the COVID-19 emergency lockdown to ensure their safety and well-being.
Despite the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus crisis, incidents of domestic violence will continue, but because of the lockdown many such incidents will continue to go under the radar, and unreported.
Three additional emergency accommodation units for victims of domestic violence will be provided in Galway by the end of this year, as part of a €1.5 million investment by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.
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.