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More than 1,700 calls made to domestic violence helpline

omen experiencing domestic abuse received more than 1,700 calls last year.

Two out of five local women surveyed say domestic violence began when they were pregnant

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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.

Call for workers experiencing domestic violence to be given paid leave

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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.

€1.18 million allocated for new domestic violence refuge

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Funding of more than €1 million is being provided to build a refuge for people who have been subjected to domestic violence. The refuge will be located in Galway city and will be run by COPE.

Hair raising fundraiser for Rape Crisis Centre 

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An Oranmore hairdressing studio has celebrated its 10th anniversary with an all-day fundraiser for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

Frightened families risking crime to pay off drug debts

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Drug related intimidation in the city and county is forcing frightened families to risk committing crimes in order to pay off debts run up by loved ones.

The role of consent in preventing sexual assault and discrimination

When evaluating the liberations and empowerment of modern sexual mores, the issue of consent is one that is often ignored by the participants. Often consent is confused with empowerment on both genders.

Support for abused women vital to negotiate legal system

Women experiencing domestic violence have identified assistance from a domestic violence service as a vital support in accessing and negotiating the legal system to obtain protection from an abusive partner or ex-partner.

We should be critical consumers of Fifty Shades of Grey

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Rape is wrong; no question. But consent? Well there are all sorts of shades of grey. Not only do we get told the greyness of consent is realistic we also get sold a notion that it is in fact sexy. So where is the harm?

First volunteers ready to help victims of sexual assault

Volunteer child and family accompaniment officers are being recruited and trained for the Paediatric Forensic Medical Services to support child victims of sexual assault and their families.

 

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