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COPE Galway will receive €1.16 million towards a new domestic violence refuge for Galway city.
Two local groups have joined forces to organise a city event which will highlight the prevalence and impact of domestic violence on women and children. The issue affects one in five women in Ireland.
The number of women who “dropped in” to a city based domestic violence service without a prior appointment seeking information and support, was up by almost 40 per cent last year, according to new figures, released this week.
Money raised from a foundation set up in memory of a Swiss teenager who was murdered in the city in October 2007 will be used to fund an innovative project which will train volunteers to support children who have been sexually abused.
The international 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women runs from November 25, (which is UN Day Opposing Violence against Women), to December 10 (which is Human Rights Day).
Almost half of the men who took part in a recent national survey say they are unaware of the impact of domestic violence on women.
A film produced by a Mayo-based organisation on the impact of domestic abuse on children was launched last week in Dublin Castle, by Emily Logan, ombudsman for children. The film, from MCI Ireland, highlights issues that arise for children in the context of domestic abuse after a couple separates. Children’s Ombudsman Emily Logan stressed “the importance of services that not only invest in children and families but that also hear directly from children”, adding that this was the only way “we can get a true understanding of how issues such as domestic violence impact upon them”.
Mayo Women’s Support Services has presented shocking statistics which show that domestic violence across Ireland and in Mayo is a daily threat for women of all ages and at all life stages.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD said that he was “one for reality and the truth” when he made a commitment to meet the challenge of the enormous problem of domestic violence in Mayo and Ireland.
On February 14 at 1.30pm in Market Square, Castlebar, the Mayo Rape Crisis Centre will gather with friends, families, supporters, survivors, anyone who loves women and girls, and join with activists around the world for One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.