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A Galway politician has welcomed cross-party support for his private members’ motion on gendercide which was debated in the Seanad yesterday (Wednesday).
COPE Galway has announced that Dunnes Stores, Ireland’s largest Irish owned retailer, has joined its Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign. Dunnes Stores is sponsoring the high heel shoes that will be supplied to participants on the day. Walk a Mile in her Shoes takes place on Saturday September 24 at 2pm. The walk will commence in Eyre Square and participants will walk down Shop Street as far as Cross Street, then up Quay Street and back to the Square with one loop around Eyre Square to the finish. The walk is open to men and women and their families.
COPE is calling on the men of Galway to take a stand against domestic violence by donning women’s high heels and taking part in a sponsored walk for the charity.
COIS CLADAIGH will give thier first concert of 2011 when they perform in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church this Saturday.
Kilkenny MEP Liam Aylward, has called for more concerted action at EU level to respond to growing levels of violence against women during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week.
Two Galway organisations which provide services to women experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault and rape are urging people to buy white ribbons as part of an international campaign to end violence against women.
An Evening Celebrating Women in Action, an event to celebrate and promote women’s activism, work, and contribution to the arts, takes place in The Crane Bar tomorrow from 6pm to 9pm.
This year the 16 Days of Action opposing violence against women will run from November 25 to December 10.
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.
For the first time in Ireland, there is a project specifically dedicated to addressing the needs of children and young people living with domestic violence and family conflict.